Native tortoise species of the western Indian Ocean, with living species in color and extinct species in gray.

The extinct giant tortoise was the “mammoth” of Madagascar 1,000 years ago

Tortoise species native to the western Indian Ocean, with living species in color and extinct species in grey. newly identified Astrocheles rogbury Above, the third turtle (in grey) from the right. (Image credit: drawings by Michel Rösler and photo by Massimo Delfino) At least a millennium ago, a giant tortoise crept across Madagascar, grazing on …

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