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Chelonia mydas agassizi BOCOURT Chelonia mydas japonica ( THUNBERG ). Common Names, E: Green Turtle; agassizii: Black Sea Turtle. Reference for: Chelonia agassizii. Other Source(s). Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined). Taxonomic citation. Uetz, P. (ed.) (). The Reptile Database. Chelonia agassizii Bocourt, Accessed through: World Register of Marine.

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Galápagos green turtle

Conservation of the herpetofauna of the Dominican Republic. Sonnini de Manoncourt and P. The name mydas is formed from the Greek word mydos dampness and refers to the aquatic habitat of this species.

Through their feeding technique, the agassiizii help to improve the health and growth of the seagrass beds. On the nesting beaches, the green sea turtles provide key nutrients for the ecosystem through their hatched egg shells.

The holotype of Chelonia agassizii Bocourt, The differences in mitochondrial DNA more than likely stems from the populations being isolated from each other by the southern tips of both South America and Africa with no warm waters for the green sea turtles to migrate through.


13 Facts About Galapagos Sea Turtles (Chelonia Agassizii): Plus Photos and Videos

National Geographic — Animals. On the Trail of Sea Turtles. Osteological Morphometrics of Australian Chelonioid Turtles.

The batrachians and reptiles of Formosa. Notes on reptiles and batrachians collected in Florida in and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, ca.

Green sea turtle – Wikipedia

Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 1: Krieger, Malabar, pp. Nesting of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Mediterranean: The major nesting sites can be found on various islands in the Caribbeanalong the eastern shores of the continental United Statesthe eastern coast of the South American continent and most notably, on isolated North Atlantic islands. Superfamily Family Subfamily Genus.

Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. ZooKeys Special Issue: North Carolina Press Palot, M.

Its name comes from the greenish color of the turtles’ fat, which is only found in a layer between their inner organs chelona their shell. Audubon and His Journals: In human form, she looked after the children playing on Punalu’u beach. The carapace of the turtle has various color patterns that change over time. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Agassizzii. Archived from the original PDF on September 11, Sea turtles nesting in Surinam.


This hypothesis strongly correlates to the method which sea turtles use to navigate the earth. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 2: Edizioni Belvedere, Latina Italypp. Adlers Erben, Rostock, pp. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: Palaniappan, and Liew Hock Chark Shaver, and William J.

Etymology The name Chelonia is formed from the Greek word chelone tortoise or turtle. Natal homing is found in all species of sea turtles and in other animals such as salmon.

Like other green sea turtles, they lay their eggs on land. Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata Linnaeus and green turtle Chelonia mydas Linnaeus nesting activity at El Cuyo beach, Mexico.


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