Cheloniidae

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Cheloniid sea turtles
Green turtle swimming over coral reefs in Kona.jpg
A green sea turtle, a species o the family Cheloniidae, soummin ower coral reefs in Kona, Hawaii
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Clade: Pancheloniidae
Faimily: Cheloniidae
Oppel, 1811[1]
Teep species
Testudo mydas
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms[1]
  • Chelonii - Oppel 1811
  • Cheloniadae - Gray 1825
  • Carettidae - Gray 1825
  • Mydae - Ritgen 1828
  • Chelonidae - Bonaparte 1832
  • Cheloniidae - Cope 1868

The Cheloniidae are a faimily o sea turtles belangin tae the sea turtle superfaimily Chelonioidea. It wis named bi Nicolaus Michael Oppel in 1811.[1]

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Belaw is a cladogram shawin the phylogenetic relationships o livin an extinct sea turtles in the faimily Cheloniidae based on Lynch an Parham (2003)[2] an Parham an Pyenson (2010).[3]

Pancheloniidae (=Cheloniidae sensu lato

Toxochelys




Mexichelys




Lophochleyinae




Euclastes




Argillochelys



Eochelone





Erquelinnesla



Pacifichelys





Puppigerus


 Cheloniidae (sensu stricto

Syllomus




Procolpochelys




Chelonia mydas



Natator depressus





Eretmochelys imbricata


 Carettini 
 Lepidochelys 

Lepidochelys kempii



Lepidochelys olivacea




Caretta caretta













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