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








Genus
Caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Unechte Karettschildkröte

Uægte Karetteskildpadde

1814 Caretta Rafinesque (type species: Caretta nasuta Rafinesque 1814)
1835 Thalassochelys Fitzinger (type species: Testudo caouana Lacepede 1788; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1838 Caouana Cocteau in de la Sagra (type species: Testudo caouana Lacepede 1788; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1843 Halichelys Fitzinger (type species: Caretta atra Merrem 1820; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1873 Eremonia Gray (type species: Eremonia elongata Gray 1873; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Loggerhead

Unechte Karettschildkröte

Uægte Karetteskildpadde

1758 Testudo caretta Linnaeus
Chelone caretta Brongniart 1805
Chelonia caretta Bory de Saint-Vincent 1828
Thalassochelys caretta Bonaparte 1838
Caouana caretta Gray 1844
Caretta caretta Stejneger 1904
1764 Testudo marina Garsault (Dubois & Bour 2010)
1783 Testudo cephalo Schneider (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Caretta cephalo Merrem 1820
Chelonia cephalo Gray 1829
Thallasochelys cephalo Barbour & Cole 1906
1814 Caretta nasuta Rafinesque (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1820 Caretta atra Merrem (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Chelonia atra Fitzinger 1835
Thalassochelys atra Fitzinger 1843
1833 Chelonia pelasgorum Bory de Saint-Vincent (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1844 Caouana elongata Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Thalassochelys elongata Strauch 1862
Eremonia elongata Gray 1873
1858 Thalassochelys corticata Girard (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Chelonia corticata Strauch 1862
1933 Caretta gigas Deraniyagala
Caretta caretta gigas Deraniyagala 1939
1962 Caretta caretta tarapacana Caldwell [lapsus; not Thalassiochelys tarapacona Philippi 1887]

Other common names:
caretta: Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle
gigas: Pacific Loggerhead Turtle
Distribution: Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla (incl. Anguilla Island), Antigua & Barbuda (incl. Antigua, Barbuda, Redonda), Argentina, Aruba, Ascension, Australia (Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia), Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bonaire, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceara, Espirito Santo, Maranhao, Para, 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, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador [Newfoundland], Nova Scotia), Cape Verde (incl. Boa Vista, Sao Vicente), Cayman Islands (incl. Grand Cayman), Chile, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [incl. Xisha Islands], Hebei, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Shandong, Zhejiang), Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia (incl. Gorgona Island, Providencia, San Andres), Comoro Islands, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba (incl. Isla de la Juventud), Curacao, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), Egypt (incl. Sinai), El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, France (incl. Corsica), French Guiana, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece (incl. Aegean Islands [incl. Dodecanese Islands (incl. Rhodes)], Crete), Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (incl. Bijagos Archipelago), Guyana, Haiti, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Guanaja, Roatan, Utila], Islas del Cisne [Isla Grande]), India (Goa, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal), Indonesia (Ambon, Aru Islands, Bali, Java, Sulawesi, Western New Guinea), Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy (incl. Pelagie Islands [incl. Lampedusa, Linosa Islands], Sardinia, Sicily), Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (incl. Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Bonin Islands, Ryukyu Islands [incl. Okinawa Islands, Sakishima Islands, Satsunan Islands (incl. Tokara Islands)]), Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Angel de la Guarda], Baja California Sur, Campeche, Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit [incl. Islas Marias], Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique (incl. Bazaruto Archipelago), Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia (incl. Isle of Pines), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman (incl. Masirah), Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea (incl. Admiralty Islands, Eastern New Guinea, Trobriand Islands), Peru, Philippines (incl. Leyte, Luzon, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Sulu Islands, [incl. Basilan]), Poland, Portugal (incl. Azores, Madeira, Selvagens Islands), Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis (Nevis, Saint Kitts), Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe (Principe, Sao Tome), Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles (incl. Praslin), Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal), South Korea, Spain (incl. Balearic Islands, Canary Islands [incl. Gran Canaria, Hierro, Lanzarote, Tenerife]), Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania (incl. Mafia, Zanzibar), Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands (incl. St. Croix), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales), Uruguay, USA (Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington), Vanuatu, Venezuela (incl. Isla Margarita), Vietnam, Western Sahara, Western Samoa, Yemen (incl. Socotra Archipelago).


Caretta caretta
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