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Green turtle

LC control 85057230
LC classificationQL666.C536
Topical headingGreen turtle
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Variant(s)Chelonia japonica
Chelonia mydas
Green sea turtle
Testudo mydas
See alsoChelonia (Genus)
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Found inRecovery plan for U.S. Pacific populations of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), 1998: p. 5 (The green turtle was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 as Testudo mydas, with Ascension Island in the Atlantic as the type locality. Schweigger in 1812 first applied the binomial Chelonia mydas in use today. The current taxonomic status of the green turtle is uncertain ... Hirth (1971a) concluded that "it is best to use the binomial, Chelonia mydas, for all green turtles until a detailed taxonomic study is made." Until additional morphological and genetic research is conducted, Hirth's advice remains valid.)