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  • Of the seven species of giant tortoises known to science (although at the discovery of the islands there were probably fifteen) all are indigenous, and each is confined to its own islet.
  • There are several peculiar tortoises, but the gigantic species are now found alive only on the little island of Aldabra, to the north.
  • Edible frogs, tree-frogs, lizards, snakes, tortoises and scorpions are found in all parts.
  • Reptiles are infested as well as mammals, and it is no uncommon thing to find specimens of Ixodidae of various kinds adherent to tortoises, snakes and lizards.
  • Land tortoises have also disappeared,' but one freshwater species (Sternothaerus sinuatus) is still found; and the adjacent seas contain many turtles.

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