Friday, 23 October 2015

New Species Of Giant Galapagos Tortoise Discovered

Ever since a young Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835, the archipelago has been indelibly linked with the theory of evolution by natural selection. Yet, despite heavy study since, the islands are still offering up surprising examples of evolution in action, and among some of its most famous inhabitants no less: the giant Galapagos tortoises.

On one island, researchers have discovered a new species of giant tortoise: a master of disguise long presumed to be a species it is not.

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