Saddle-backed Rodrigues giant tortoise

Saddle-backed Rodrigues giant tortoise
Saddle-backed Rodrigues giant tortoise
Two views of an empty C. vosmaeri carapace.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Cylindraspis
Species: C. vosmaeri
Binomial name
Cylindraspis vosmaeri
Suckow, 1798

The Saddle-backed Rodrigues giant tortoise (Cylindraspis vosmaeri) was a species of tortoise in the Testudinidae family. It was endemic to Rodrigues. The introduction of predators and hunting pressures are believed to have caused the extinction of this species.

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