Chordates • Earth.com

Chaco tortoise

(Chelonoidis chilensis)

galery

Description

The Argentine land turtle ( Chelonoidis chilensis ( Gray,1870 ) is a tortoise of the Testudinidae family that lives in Argentina and in the southwest of Paraguay It was described in 1870 by the zoologist George Robert Gray,who was based on some specimens from Chile (hence the specific Latin name).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Testudinidae
Genus:Chelonoidis
News coming your way
The biggest news about our planet delivered to you each day