Taxon profile


Green Turtle
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Chelonia »  family Cheloniidae - sea turtles

Other names

= Common Green Sea Turtle
= Green Sea Turtle

IUCN category:Endangered


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Chelonia mydas agassizii Boucort, 1868 - Pacific Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas agassizii - Pacific Green Turtle

subspecies Chelonia mydas japonica (Thunberg, 1787)

Chelonia mydas japonica

subspecies Chelonia mydas mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) - Atlantic Green Turtle

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214775]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [4615]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Reptiles [] [as Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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