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The giant tortoise Floreana, once a lumbering denizen of the Galapagos Islands, was thought to be extinct by about 1835. But now, researchers have found what seems to be genetic traces of Floreana in other tortoise species, suggesting that Floreana might not be so extinct after all, says Not Exactly Rocket Science's Ed Yong.

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