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- Garrick, Ryan C., et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Biological conservation 2013 v.157 pp. 225-228
- DNA; ancestry; data collection; death; extinction; humans; hybrids; islands; purebreds; tortoises; volcanoes; wolves
- ... The death of Lonesome George, the last known purebred individual of Chelonoidis abingdoni native to Pinta Island, marked the extinction of one of 10 surviving giant tortoise species from the Galápagos Archipelago. Using a DNA reference dataset including historical C. abingdoni and >1600 living Volcano Wolf tortoise samples, a site on Isabela Island known to harbor hybrid tortoises, we discovered 1 ...