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leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Subject: leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
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Sphargis coriacea - 1833-1850 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZA1000760.jpg
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leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Artist Creator:De Villeneuve
Sphargis coriacea
Date 1833-1850
Notes This object is part of the collection Iconographia Zoologica
Source/Photographer De Villeneuve ad vivium del.ex Auct. Bibl. Prof. H. Schlegel, 1884. Fauna Japonica II. (Chelonii) Tab.1.
Old Latin name Sphargis coriacea
New Latin name Dermochelys coriacea
Common name Nederlands: Lederschildpad

The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), sometimes called the lute turtle or leathery turtle, is the largest of all living turtles. It can easily be differentiated from other modern sea turtles by its lack of a bony shell, hence the name. Instead, its carapace is covered by skin and oily flesh.

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