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Chelonoidis duncanensis (Duncan Island Giant Tortoise)

Synonyms: Geochelone nigra duncanensis; Testudo duncanensis; Testudo ephippium

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The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living species of tortoise. Modern Galápagos tortoises can weigh up to 417 kg (919 lb). Today, giant tortoises exist only on two remote archipelagos: the Galápagos 1000 km due west of Ecuador, and Aldabra in the Indian Ocean, 700 km east of Tanzania.
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