Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Abingdon Island Giant Tortoise uBio Unknown
abingdonii: Abingdon Island Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
becki: Cape Berkeley Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Cape Berkeley Giant Tortoise uBio Unknown
Cerro Azul Giant Tortoise uBio Unknown
Charles Island giant tortoise IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Chatham Island giant tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted
Chatham island tortoise uBio Unknown
darwini James Island Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Duncan Island Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Duncan island tortoise uBio Unknown
ephippium: Duncan Island Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Espanola Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted
Floreana Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
Galapagos (giant) Tortoise uBio Unknown
Galapagos giant tortoise Leo Shapiro, Paleobiology Database, PlanetScott.com images, uBio Trusted
galapagos tortoise Anage Data, uBio Trusted
guntheri: Sierra Negra Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Hood Island Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
hoodensis: Hood Island Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Indefatigable Island giant tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted
James Island Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
microphyes: Volcan Darwin Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Nigra Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, uBio Trusted
nigra: Cerro Azul Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Pinzon Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted
San Cristobal Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted
Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted
Santiago Giant Tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted
Sierra Negra Giant Tortoise uBio Unknown
vandenburghi: Volcan Alcedo Giant Tortoise The Reptile Database Unknown
Volcan Alcedo Giant Tortoise uBio Unknown
Volcan Darwin Giant Tortoise uBio Unknown
Volcan Wolf giant tortoise IUCN Red List Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Tortue géante des galapagos uBio Unknown
Tortue éléphantine uBio Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Elefantenchildkrote; Galapagos-Riesenschildkrote uBio Trusted
Elefantenchildkröte; Galapagos-Riesenschildkröte Michael Wunderli, The Reptile Database Trusted
Galapagos-Riesenschildkröte Michael Wunderli, Alle Tierarten im Zoo Zürich Trusted
Lonesome George Unknown Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Tartaruga gigante delle Galapagos Renato Agazzi Trusted
Tartaruga nera Renato Agazzi Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Слоновая черепаха Unknown Trusted
Черепаха слоновая uBio Unknown
гигантская галапагосская черепаха uBio Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Geochelone nigra Unknown Trusted
Tortuga gigante de las galápagos uBio Unknown

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