Taxon profile


Olive Ridley Turtle
Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)

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

Scientific synonyms

Caouana olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)
Caouana rüppelli Gray, 1844
Caretta caretta olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)
Caretta olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)
Caretta remivaga Hay, 1908
Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz, 1829
Lepidochelys olivacea olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)
Lepidochelys olivacea remivaga (Hay, 1908)
Thalssochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)

Other names

= Olive Ridley
= Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
= Pacific Ridley
= Pacific Ridley Turtle

IUCN category:Vulnerable


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Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [11534]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Reptile Database - Search [genus=Lepidochelys&species=olivacea]

Reptile Database - Search [] [as Lepidochelys olivacea (ESCHSCHOLTZ, 1829)]
Data retrieved on: 20 December 2013
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 Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)]

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