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Leatherback Turtle
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Testudines »  family Dermochelyidae - leatherback turtles

Scientific synonyms

Chelone coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
Chelonia coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
Chelonias lutaria Rafinesque, 1814
Chelyra coriacca (Vandelli, 1761)
Chelyra coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
Coriudo coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
Dermatochelys porcata Wagler, 1830
Dermochelis atlantica Cuvier, 1829
Sphargis angusta Philippi, 1899
Sphargis coriacea schlegelii Garman, 1884

Other names

= Leatherback
= Leatherback Sea Turtle
= Leathery Sea Turtle
= Luth Turtle

IUCN category:Critically Endangered

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [9b31383c-4745-4b8f-a3bd-8b9e91619e47]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Dermochelys coriacea (Vandellius, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214782]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [6494]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Reptile Database - Search [genus=Dermochelys&species=coriacea]

Reptile Database - Search [http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/] [as Dermochelys coriacea (VANDELLI, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 21 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 Dermochelys coriacea (Vandellius, 1761)]
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Reptiles [http://www.dzzp.hr/dokumenti_upload/2011...] [as Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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