Galapagos Species Checklist

Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)

Tortuga marina de carey, Hawksbill turtle

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Reptilia

Order
Testudines

Family
Cheloniidae

Genus
Eretmochelys

Species
imbricata

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Testudo imbricata Linnaeus, 1766, Eretmochelys imbricata squamata Agassiz, 1857.

Taxon origin: Migrant

Status

Critically endangered

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.
  • 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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