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








Genus
Eretmochelys

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

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1828 Caretta Ritgen [not Caretta Rafinesque 1814] (type species: Testudo imbricata Linnaeus 1766; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1843 Eretmochelys Fitzinger (type species: Testudo imbricata Linnaeus 1766)
1868 Herpysmostes Gistel (type species: Testudo imbricata Linnaeus 1766; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1873 Onychochelys Gray (type species: Onychochelys kraussi Gray 1873; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

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

Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

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1766 Testudo imbricata Linnaeus
Chelone imbricata Brongniart 1805
Chelonia imbricata Schweigger 1812
Caretta imbricata Merrem 1820
Eretmochelys imbricata Agassiz 1857
Chelonius imbricatus Herrera 1899
Herpysmostes imbricata Gistel 1868
Chelys imbricata Grassé 1970
1829 Chelonia radiata Cuvier (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1834 Chelonia pseudo-caretta Lesson in Bélanger (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1834 Chelonia pseudo-mydas Lesson in Bélanger (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1835 Caretta bissa Rüppell
Eretmochelys imbricata bissa Smith & Taylor 1950
1857 Eretmochelys squamata Agassiz (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Caretta squamata Swinhoe 1863
Eretmochelys imbricata squamata Carr 1942
1858 Caretta rostrata Girard (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1858 Caretta squamosa Girard [substitute name for Eretmochelys squamata Agassiz 1857] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Eretmochelys squamosa Stejneger 1907
Eretmochelys imbricata squamosa Mertens 1927
1873 Onychochelys kraussi Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Other common names:
bissa: Pacific Hawksbill Sea Turtle
imbricata: Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Remarks: Listed as likely to occur in Colima by Lemos-Espinal, Smith, Pierce & Painter (2020), although reported from Revillagigedo Islands already by Zug (2013).
Distribution: Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla (incl. Anguilla Island, Sombrero), Antigua & Barbuda (incl. Antigua, Barbuda, Redonda), Argentina, Aruba, Ascension, Australia (Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Tasmania, Western Australia), Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceara, Espirito Santo [incl. Trindade Island], Maranhao, Paraiba, Pernambuco [incl. Fernando do Noronha], Para, Parana, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sao Sebastiao, Sergipe), British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman), Chagos Archipelago, Chile (Easter Island), China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [incl. Xisha Islands], Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang), Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia (incl. Gorgona Island, San Andres), Comoro Islands (incl. Anjouan, Grande Comoro, Moheli), Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cook Islands (incl. Rarotonga), Costa Rica (incl. Isla del Coco), Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands [incl. Baltra, Fernandina, Floreana, Isabela, Pinzon, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago]), Egypt (incl. Sinai), El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea (Annobon, Bioko), Eritrea (incl. Dahlak Archipelago), Europa Island, Fiji, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Glorioso Islands, Grenada, Guadeloupe (incl. Desirade, Iles de la Petite Terre, Iles des Saintes, Marie-Galante), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (incl. Bijagos Archipelago), Guyana, Haiti, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Cayos Cochinos (Cayo Cochino Pequeńo), Guanaja, Roatan, Utila], Islas del Cisne [Isla Grande, Isla Pequena]), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands], Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal), Indonesia (Ambon, Aru Islands, Bali, Banda Islands, Banyak Islands, Belitung, Biak, Buru, Ende, Flores, Java, Kai Islands, Komodo, Lombok, Madura, Natuna Islands, Obi, Padar, Riau Islands, Seram, Seribu Islets, Spermonde Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumba, Sumbawa, Supiori, Tanimbar Islands, Ternate, Western New Guinea, Wetar), Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan (incl. Bonin Islands, Ryukyu Islands [incl. Okinawa Islands, Sakishima Islands (incl. Yaeyama Islands), Satsunan Islands]), Jordan, Juan de Nova, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius (incl. Rodrigues, Round Island), Mayotte, Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima [incl. Revillagigedo Islands], Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit [incl. Islas Marias (incl. Maria Magdalena)], Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Micronesia (incl. Pohnpei), Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Navassa, New Caledonia (incl. Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman (incl. Masirah), Pakistan, Palau, Palmyra, Panama, Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Admiralty Islands, New Britain, New Ireland], Eastern New Guinea, Trobriand Islands), Peru, Philippines (Calamian Islands [Calauit], Luzon, Mindanao, Siquijor), Pitcairn Islands, Portugal (incl. Azores, Madeira, Selvagens Islands), Puerto Rico (incl. Mona, Monito), Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Reunion, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis (Nevis, Saint Kitts), Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe (Principe, Rolas Island, Sao Tome), Saudi Arabia (incl. Farasan Islands), Senegal, Seychelles (incl. Aldabra, Praslin), Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal), Somalia, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape), South Korea, Spain (incl. Canary Islands), Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Taiwan, Tanzania (incl. Pemba, Zanzibar), Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), Tromelin, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands (incl. St. Croix), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA (Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Vanuatu, Venezuela (incl. Isla Margarita), Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna, Western Sahara, Western Samoa, Yemen (incl. Socotra Archipelago [incl. Socotra]).