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Domed Rodrigues Giant Tortoise
Cylindraspis peltastes 1770
Illustration from c. 1770 by Jossigny
Information
Range Rodrigues
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Testudinidae
Genus Cylindraspis
Species C. peltastes
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct
The Domed Rodrigues giant tortoise (Cylindraspis peltastes) was a species of giant tortoise in the Testudinidae family. It was endemic to Rodrigues. It appears to have become extinct around 1800.
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