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Taxonomy of the family Cheloniidae
Bibliography of the genus Lepidochelys
Biodiversity of the family Cheloniidae








Genus
Lepidochelys

Ridley Sea Turtles

Bastardschildkröten

Bastardskildpadder

1843 Lepidochelys Fitzinger (type species: Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz 1829)
1873 Cephalochelys Gray (type species: Cephalochelys oceanica Gray 1873 [nomen nudum]; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1880 Colpochelys Garman (type species: Thalassochelys kempii Garman 1880; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 2 species, none of which are endemic.
Distribution: Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean.
Reported from: Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], Victoria, Western Australia), Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Brazil (Alagoas, Amapa, Bahia, Ceara, Espirito Santo, Maranhao, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco [incl. Fernando do Noronha], Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe), British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada (Newfoundland & Labrador [Newfoundland], Nova Scotia), Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang), Clipperton, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Costa Rica (incl. Isla del Coco), Cuba, Curacao, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Easter Island, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), Egypt (incl. Sinai), El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Eritrea, Fiji, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (incl. Bijagos Archipelago), Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands], Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal), Indonesia (Bali, Java, Sumatra, Supiori, Western New Guinea), Iran, Iraq, Italy (incl. Sicily), Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (incl. Bonin Islands), Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima (incl. Revillagigedo Islands), Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand (incl. South Island), Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman (incl. Masirah), Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Admiralty Islands, New Britain, Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville], Trobriand Islands), Peru, Philippines (incl. Mindanao), Portugal (incl. Azores, Madeira), Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe (incl. Sao Tome), Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal), South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Taiwan, Tanzania (incl. Pemba, Zanzibar), Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), U.S. Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales), Uruguay, USA (Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, Oregon), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia). Vanuatu, Venezuela (incl. Isla Margarita), Vietnam, Yemen.

Lepidochelys kempii

Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle, Bastard Turtle, (Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle)

Atlantische Bastardschildkröte, (Kemps Bastardschildkröte)

Atlantisk Bastardskildpadde*, Atlantisk Ridley, (Kemps Ridley)

1880 Thalassochelys kempii Garman
Lepidochelys kempii Baur 1890
Colpochelys kempi Hay 1908
Caretta kempii Siebenrock 1909
Lepidochelys olivacea kempi Deraniyagala 1939
Colpochelys olivacea cempii [lapsus] Peters in Deckert 1967

Distribution: Caribbean Sea, N. Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea.
Reported from: Algeria, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (Newfoundland & Labrador [Newfoundland], Nova Scotia), Cayman Islands, Colombia, Denmark, France, Italy (incl. Sicily), Mauritania, Mexico (Campeche, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal (incl. Azores, Madeira), Republic of Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales), USA (Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia).


Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle

Gewöhnliche Bastardschildkröte

Olivengrøn Bastardskildpadde*

1829 Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz
Chelonia caretta olivacea Gray 1831
Caretta olivacea Rüppell 1835
Thalassochelys olivacea Fitzinger 1843
Caouana olivacea Gray 1844
Lepidochelys olivacea Girard 1858
Caretta caretta olivacea Deraniyagala 1930
1820 Chelonia multiscutata Kuhl [nomen oblitum & suppressum] (ICZN 1963 (Opinion 660); Fritz & Havas 2006)
1829 Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz
1835 Chelonia dussumierii Duméril & Bibron [substitute name for Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz 1829] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Lepidochelys dussumieri Girard 1858
1873 Cephalochelys oceanica Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1887 Thalassiochelys tarapacona Philippi (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1899 Thalassochelys controversa Philippi (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1908 Caretta remivaga Hay (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Lepidochelys olivacea remivaga Schmidt 1953

Distribution: Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean.
Reported from: Angola, Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], Victoria, Western Australia), Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Brazil (Alagoas, Amapa, Bahia, Ceara, Espirito Santo, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Maranhao, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco [incl. Fernando do Noronha], Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe), British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang), Clipperton, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Costa Rica (incl. Isla del Coco), Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Easter Island, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), Egypt (incl. Sinai), El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Eritrea, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (incl. Bijagos Archipelago), Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands], Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal), Indonesia (Bali, Java, Sumatra, Supiori, Western New Guinea), Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (incl. Bonin Islands), Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Colima (incl. Revillagigedo Islands), Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora), Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Caledonia, New Zealand (incl. South Island), Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman (incl. Masirah), Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Admiralty Islands, New Britain, Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville], Trobriand Islands), Peru, Philippines (incl. Mindanao), Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe (Principe, Sao Tome), Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal), South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Taiwan, Tanzania (incl. Pemba, Zanzibar), Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), U.S. Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon), Vanuatu, Venezuela (incl. Isla Margarita), Vietnam, Yemen.