GET EVERY TRIVIA ANSWER YOU NEED.


Home / Geography / Which of these islands is named for a type of large tortoise?

Which of these islands is named for a type of large tortoise?

Answer:

Galápagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are part of the country of Ecuador and are situated in the Pacific Ocean about 605 miles west of northern South America. The giant tortoises of Galapagos are among the most famous of the unique fauna of the Islands. Spanish explorers, who discovered the islands in the 16th century, named them after the Spanish galápago, meaning "tortoise". The islands were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

Geography Added December 5th, 2019 by TriviaBotTriviaBot

comments (0)

You have to be logged in to post a comment!
No comments on this trivia yet...