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Cheloniidae
800px-Green turtle swimming over coral reefs in Kona
Physical description
Binomial nameChelonia mydas
HabitatFreshwater
LifespanUnknown
Average Size1.5 m
Average weight315.0 kgs
DietHerbivore
Conservational Status
StatusEN
IUCN statusIUCN 3.1
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
SuborderCryptodira
FamilyCheloniidae
SubfamilyChelodininae
Distribution
Distribution of speciesWorldwide oceans.


Cheloniidae is a family of turtles belonging to the sea turtle superfamily Chelonioidea.

ClassificationEdit

Extant generaEdit

This follows Rhodin et al, 2010.[1]

Extinct generaEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. Anders G.J. Rhodin, Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, and H. Bradley Shaffer. 2010. Turtles of the World, 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status

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