WoRMS taxon details

Dermochelyidae Fitzinger, 1843

137000  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137000)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Horny skin smooth, scuteless; carapace black with seven narrow longitudinal ridges, white dotted plastron with five...  
Description Horny skin smooth, scuteless; carapace black with seven narrow longitudinal ridges, white dotted plastron with five longitudinal ridges; upper jaw with a well-defined cusp on each side, giving the horny beak a W-shaped appearance when viewed from the front; large flippers without claws, the anterior pair much bigger, the posterior broadly connected with the tail by a web in adults <134>. [details]
Uetz, P. (ed.) (2018). The Reptile Database. Dermochelyidae Fitzinger, 1843. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137000 on 2018-07-19
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
changed
2005-12-27 19:49:34Z
changed
2017-03-22 13:48:24Z
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basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Fischer, W.; Bianchi, G.; Scott, W.B. (1981). FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes: Eastern Central Atlantic fishing area 34, 47 (in part): 6. Shrimps and prawns, true crabs, Stomatopoda, bivalves, Gastropoda, Cephalopoda, sea turtles. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes, 6. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada: Ottawa, Canada. pag.var pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Horny skin smooth, scuteless; carapace black with seven narrow longitudinal ridges, white dotted plastron with five longitudinal ridges; upper jaw with a well-defined cusp on each side, giving the horny beak a W-shaped appearance when viewed from the front; large flippers without claws, the anterior pair much bigger, the posterior broadly connected with the tail by a web in adults <134>. [details]

Spelling Spelled 'Dermochelyidae' in Richmond, 1997 [details]
LanguageName 
English leatherback turtles  [details]
Japanese オサガメ  [details]