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Re: 250 yr old Tortoise Dies




On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:06:21 -0700 (MST) "Richard W. Travsky"
<rtravsky@uwyo.edu> writes:

> Local authorities say the tortoise, named "Addwaitya" meaning the 
> "The One 
> and Only" in Bengali, was the oldest tortoise in the world but they 
> have 
> not presented scientific proof to back up their claim.


If hasn't already been done, I'll guarantee that someone will eventually
use this name in a formal binomial.  That tag is just too cute and
apropos to go unused in the sci. literature!

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