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pinta

a tropical infectious skin disease caused by the bacterium Treponema carateum and characterized by the formation of papules and loss of pigmentation in circumscribed areas

pinta

[′pēnt·ə]
(medicine)
A disease of the skin seen most frequently in tropical America, characterized by dyschromic changes and hyperkeratosis in patches of the skin; caused by the spirochete Treponema carateum. Also known as carate; mal de pinto; piquite; purupuru; quitiqua.
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Given that tortoises from [the island of] Espanola founded the original population that landed on Pinta [island] and evolved into the Pinta tortoises, I don't see a problem with us repopulating that island with Espanola tortoises," says Linda Cayot, science advisor to the Galapagos Conservancy.
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For decades, environmentalists unsuccessfully tried to get the Pinta Island tortoise to reproduce with females from a similar subspecies on the Galapagos Islands.
Lonesome George was believed to be the last living member of the Pinta island subspecies and had become an ambassador of sorts for the islands off Ecuador's coast whose unique flora and fauna helped inspire Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution.
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Late last month, 39 giant tortoises were released on Pinta Island in the Galapagos Archipelago in an effort to restore the island's ecosystem.