Chelonia mydas

Chelonia mydas Linnaeus 1758

Common Names

Green Turtle (English)

Taxonomy

  • Caretta cepedii MERREM 1820 (synonym)
  • Chelone mydas BOULENGER 1889 (synonym)
  • Chelonia Midas DUMÉRIL 1835 (synonym)
  • Chelonia lachrymata CUVIER 1829 (synonym)
  • Euchelus macropus GIRARD 1858 (synonym)
  • Mydas viridis GRAY 1870 (synonym)
  • Natator tessellatus MCCULLOCH 1908 (synonym)
  • Testudo cepediana DAUDIN 1802 (synonym)
  • Testudo macropus WALBAUM 1782 (synonym)
  • Testudo marina vulgaris LACÉPÈDE 1788 (synonym)
  • Testudo mydas Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)

References

Shillinger, G. L., Palacios D. M., Bailey H., Bograd S. J., Swithenbank A. M., Gaspar P., et al. (2008).  Persistent Leatherback Turtle Migrations Present Opportunities for Conservation. PLoS Biology. 6(7), e171. Abstract