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Caretta caretta Linnaeus 1758 (loggerhead)

Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173404

Alternative combination: Testudo caretta

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Caretta according to A. Perez-Garcia and F. Ortega 2011

Sister taxa: Caretta patriciae, Thalassochelys testei, Thalassochelys eocaenica, Thalassochelys phosphatica, Thalassochelys libyca

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