A GIANT tortoise — thought to have been extinct for a century — has been discovered once more.

The Chelonoidis phantasticus was rediscovered on one of many Galápagos Islands — famed for uplifting Charles Darwin’s idea of evolution.

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A large tortoise — thought to have been extinct for a century — has been discovered once more[/caption]

A feminine was recognized on Fernandina two years in the past and now US specialists have confirmed the invention with genetic checks.

The Yale College crew matched its DNA to that of a specimen recorded in 1906.

Ecuador, which owns the Pacific islands, additionally confirmed the information.

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The Chelonoidis phantasticus was rediscovered on one of many Galápagos Islands[/caption]

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The Yale College crew matched DNA to that of a specimen recorded in 1906[/caption]

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Gustavo Manrique mentioned: ‘It was believed extinct. However we now have reconfirmed its existence’[/caption]


Setting minister Gustavo Manrique mentioned: “It was believed extinct.

“However we now have reconfirmed its existence.”

Footprints and faeces counsel there are different Chelonoidis phantasticus among the many 60,000 large tortoises dwelling on the Galápagos Islands.