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Posted by Jan Grathwohl on September 26, 2002 at 03:42:03:
In Reply to: Geochelone carbonaria posted by Piastro on September 23, 2002 at 15:13:06:
To my knowledge most people stick to the conservativ way of looking on the genus Geochelone, which means that carbonaria should still be considered a species in this genus.
Chelonoidis is by some considered a valid subgenus containing the species carbonaria, chilensis, denticulata, donosobarrosi and nigra.
:Wich name is valid? Geochelone carbonaria? Chelonoidis carbonaria? Chelonoides carbonaria?
:I've been told that Chelonoidis/Chelonoides (wich one is ok?) is a subgenera, but I see more and more people who use it.