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Contact: Bill Hathaway
Yale University

A Hybrid Relation

Caption: This tortoise is a hybrid of G. Becky and C. elephantopus, a species native to Floreana Island some 200 miles away and thought to be extinct. Genetic analysis of tortoise population on Isabela Island suggests purebred individuals of C. elephantopus must still be alive on Isabela.

Credit: Courtesy of Yale University

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