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Olive ridley turtle

LC control 85076059
LC classificationQL666.C536 Zoology
Topical headingOlive ridley turtle
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Variant(s)Chelonia olivacea
Lepidochelys olivacea
Olive loggerhead turtle
Olive ridley sea turtle
Pacific ridley turtle
Ridley turtle, Olive
Ridley turtle, Pacific
Testudo mydas minor
See alsoLepidochelys
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Found inRandom House (ridley 2. Also called olive ridley, Pacific ridley, L. olivacea)
Recovery plan for U.S. Pacific populations of the olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), 1998: p. 5 (This species was originally described as Testudo mydas minor Suckow, 1798, later renamed Chelonia olivacea Fitzinger, 1843. The etymology of the English vernacular name "ridley" is unclear. Although the L. o. remivaga has been proposed the eastern Pacific populations, there are no currently accepted named subspecies.)
AltaVista, July 7, 1998: EuroTurtle (Olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea)