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leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Subject: leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) female covering its eggs . . . (24550717549).jpg
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leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

Tortuguero NP, COSTA RICA
Scanned Slide from 1992
Date 1 March 1992, 00:00
Source Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) female covering its eggs ...
Author Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE

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.

Scientific Name: Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
Common Names:
English – Leatherback, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Leathery Turtle, Luth, Trunkback Turtle, Trunk Turtle, Coffin-back
Spanish – Cardon, Baula, Canal, Dorso de Cuero, Galapagos, Siete Lomos, Siete Quillas, Tinglada, Tinglar, Tora, Tortuga Caná, Tortuga Laud
French – Tortue luth
Testudo coriacea Vandelli, 1761
Dermochelys coriacea Blainville, 1816

lute turtle
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