galapago

galapago

(ɡəˈlæpəˌɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos
(Animals) the Galapagos giant tortoise
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Turtle carapaces of seven native species were sampled on December 1st, 2015: Rhinoclemmys melanosterna (Gray, 1981) or "Palmera" (n = 3); Rhinoclemmys diademata (Mertens, 1954) or "Inguensa" (n = 3); Kinosternon dunni (Schmidt, 1947) or "Morrocoy de Dunn" (n = 3); Podocnemis lewyana (Dumeril, 1852), o "Tortuga de rio" (n = 3); Podocnemis unifilis (Troschel, 1848) or "Terecay" (n = 3); Podocnemis vogli (Muller, 1835) or "Galapago" (n = 3); and, Podocnemis expansa (Schweigger, 1812) or "Charapa" (n = 3).
Saez discusses the intertextual relationship between the episode which portrays the wounded Sancho as a "galapago" at the end of his government of Barataria and the emblem of la tortuga through the lens of Teofilo Folengo's macaronic poem Baldo.
In spring 2018, the company opened a new showroom next to the shop at 29 Galapago St.
The islands were discovered by 16th century Spanish sailors and named after their word for tortoise -- galapago. And for good reason, they were home to giant tortoises!