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Olive ridley sea turtle
Lepidochelys olivacea.jpg
An olive ridley in Tamil Nadu, Indie
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Lepidochelys
Species: L. olivacea
Binomial name
Lepidochelys olivacea
(Eschscholtz, 1829)
Synonyms[2]
  • Testudo mydas minor Suckow, 1798
  • Chelonia multiscutata Kuhl, 1820
  • Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz, 1829
  • Chelonia caretta var. olivacea Gray, 1831
  • Chelonia dussumierii Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Caretta olivacea Rüppell, 1835
  • Thalassochelys (Lepidochelys) olivacea Fitzinger, 1843
  • Caouana olivacea Gray, 1844
  • Caouana ruppellii Gray, 1844 (nomen nudum)
  • Chelonia subcarinata Rüppell, 1844 (nomen nudum)
  • Caouana dessumierii Smith, 1849 (ex errore)
  • Chelonia dussumieri Agassiz, 1857 (ex errore)
  • Chelonia polyaspis Bleeker, 1857 (nomen nudum)
  • Lepidochelys dussumieri Girard, 1858
  • Lepidochelys olivacea Girard, 1858
  • Chelonia dubia Bleeker, 1864 (nomen nudum)
  • Cephalochelys oceanica Gray, 1873 (nomen nudum)
  • Cephalochelys oceanica Gray, 1873
  • Thalassiochelys tarapacona Philippi, 1887
  • Thalassochelys tarapacana Philippi, 1887
  • Thalassochelys tarapacona Boulenger, 1889
  • Chelonia olivaccea Velasco, 1892 (ex errore)
  • Thalassochelys controversa Philippi, 1899
  • Caretta remivaga Hay, 1908
  • Caretta caretta var. olivacea Deraniyagala, 1930
  • Lepidochelys olivacea olivacea Deraniyagala, 1943
  • Caretta olivacea olivacea Mertens, 1952
  • Lepidochelys olivacea remivaga Schmidt, 1953
  • Caouana rueppellii Wermuth & Mertens, 1961 (ex errore)
  • Lepidochelis olivacea Tamayo, 1962
  • Lepidochelys olivaceas Kesteven, 1969 (ex errore)
  • Chelonia multicustata Márquez, 1990

The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), an aa kent as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, is a medium-sized species o sea turtle foond in warm and tropical watters, primarily in the Paceefic an Indian Oceans.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Abreu-Grobois, A.; Plotkin, P. (2008). "Lepidochelys olivacea". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 169–170. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.