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Record: oai:ARNO:509184

AuthorTh.W. van Lidth de Jeude
TitleOn abnormal pectoral shields in Testudo ephippium Gthr
JournalNotes from the Leyden Museum
AbstractIn the beginning of this year our herpetological collection was enriched with a specimen of the gigantic landtortoises from the Galapagos-islands. The specimen, a male one, directly struck me by the peculiar arrangement of the pectoral shields, which have a triangular form, and do not meet in the middle of the plastron.
On further information as to the exact locality where our tortoise was captured, I learned from Prof. Giglioli, to whom the specimen had formerly belonged, that it was captured by the captain of an Italian merchant-vessel in 1884 on the island of Duncan, together with a similar but smaller male specimen, which was still in the Florence Museum.
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