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Pinta Island Tortoise

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Matthew Register

on 8 November 2013

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Pinta Island Tortoise
Relatives / Future of
Pinta Island Tortoise
The Pinta Island Tortoise has no relatives other than the Geochelone chilensis, a rather small turtle in Chile.
What is the Pinta Island Tortoise?
The Pinta Island Tortoise, also know as Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, is a rare subspecies of Galapagos turtles native to Pinta Island in Ecuador.
Taxonomic Classification
The Pinta Island Tortiose's taxonomic classification is:

Anamalia, Chordata, Reptilia, Testudines, Cryptodira, Testudines, Chelonoidis, C. Nigra
Adaptive Traits
-The Pinta Island Tortoise has a mutualistic relationship with Pinta Island finches and other birds to get rid of parasites on the tortoise's body while feeding the birds.
-Gigantism. The Pinta Island Tortoise is a very large creature and can intimidate smaller predators with their size. This means that previously in the far were were no predators on Pinta Island.
-Domed Shells protect the tortoises from predators because when their head is pulled towards their body, the shell allows a much smaller open area revealing their head.
Surprisingly though, the Pinta Island Tortoise has no natural predators other than humans.

Matthew Register
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Isles, comp. Noticias De Galapagos. N.p.: Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Isles, n.d. Web. 5 Nov. 2013. <http://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/media/pdf/37/NG_37_1983.pdf#page=14>.
The Pinta Island Tortoise species has gone extinct because of the last death of their kind, turtle by the name of Lonesome George. There were breeding efforts, but all tries failed. Lonesome George died on June 14th, 2012 in the Charles Darwin Research Station.
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