Centrochelys atlantica
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Centrochelys
Species: C. atlantica
Binomial name
Centrochelys atlantica
López-Jurado, Mateo, & García-Márquez 1998

Centrochelys atlantica is an extinct species of tortoise that lived in the Pleistocene and was first recorded in the volcanic crater on Sal, Cape Verde. It was initially identified as similar to the extant African spurred tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata). The species is no longer present anywhere in the Cape Verde islands. It has since been described as a new species, differentiated from Centrochelys sulcata by its smaller size and lesser robusticity. It does not seem there is any evidence this species came into contact with humans.

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