Galapagos Species Checklist

Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)

Tortuga baula, Tortuga laúd, Leatherback turtle

Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli, 1761 (Isla Fernandina) Photo: Ruben Heleno, CDF, 2010.
Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli, 1761 (Isla Fernandina) Photo: Ruben Heleno, CDF, 2010.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Reptilia

Order
Testudines

Family
Dermochelyidae

Genus
Dermochelys

Species
coriacea

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Dermochelys coriacea coriacea (Vandelli, 1761), Testudo coriacea Vandelli, 1761, Dermochelys coriacea schlegelii (Garman, 1884), Sphargis coriacea schlegelii Garman, 1884.

Taxon origin: Migrant

Status

Vulnerable

Distribution

Distribution: This species is distributed in the northern part of the Archipelago, from Marchena, Pinta to Darwin and Wolf.

References

  • Zarate, P. Dutton, P. (2002) Tortuga verde. In: Danulat, E. & Edgar, G.J. (eds.): Reserva marina de Galápagos. Línea base de la biodiversidad. Fundación Charles Darwin/Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos, Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador, p. 305–323.
  • IUCN (2015) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 November 2015.
  • Arteaga, A. Bustamante, L., Vierira, J., Tapia, W., Guayasamin, J.M. (2019) Reptiles of the Galapagos Life on the Enchanted Islands Tropical Herping

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