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Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae
It was considered a nomen dubium by Auffenberg (1974); it was recombined as Chelonoidis australis by de Broin and de la Fuente (1993), de la Fuente (1997), de la Fuente et al. (2014) and de la Fuente et al. (2018).
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If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2018||Member of Testudinidae based on the following characters: presence of alternating quadrangular/octagonal neurals 2–5 with corresponding alternating costals; coincidence between the costo-peripheral suture with the pleuro-marginal sulci; well-developed axillary buttresses making contact with the costal bones viscerally; well-developed epiplastral lip. Associated with Chelonoidis gallardoi due to the development of vertebral gibbosities; differs from Ch. gallardoi in carapace proportions, the absence of pleural gibbosities, a wider epiplastral lip and a less developed anal notch.|