from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus consisting of the loggerhead turtles.

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  • n. loggerhead turtles


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  • We could even go in what our landlord called a "caretta" as far as Falzarego, the hospice on the summit of the Tre Sassi pass, and thence obtain a view of the Marmolata.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • There are almost 200 species of reptiles and amphibians including at least 7 poisonous snakes, American crocodile Crocodylus acutus (V), brown caiman Caiman crocodilus, green iguana Iguana iguana, green turtle Chelonia mydas (E), loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (E), and leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea (E).

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • There are 60 known species of reptiles and amphibians, including American alligator Alligator mississippiensis, American crocodile Crocodylus acutus (E), hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (E), green turtle Chelonia mydas (V) and loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (E). 23 species of snake have been recorded, including the threatened indigo snake Drymarchon corais souperi.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • There are nesting grounds of world significance for green turtle Chelonia mydas (E) and loggerhead Caretta caretta (V), and habitat for four other species of marine turtle.

    Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Australia

  • Green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN) is rare due to excessive fishing, while loggerhead Caretta caretta (EN) and hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata (CR) are not common although there have been some reported on the beaches.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • Three species of sea turtles nest in Belize and are routinely encountered between the coast and the barrier reef, and on the atolls: loggerhead Caretta caretta (E), green Chelonia mydas (EN), and hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata (E).

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize

  • There are also four turtle species: leatherback Dermochelys coriacea (CR), hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata (CR), olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea (EN) and loggerhead Caretta caretta (EN).

    Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection, Panama

  • These corals are visited by loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (EN), green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN), olive ridley Lepidochelys olivaceas (EN) and hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (CR).

    Desembarco del Granma National Park, Cuba

  • Two endangered species of turtle breed in the Baie du Lévrier: green Chelonia mydas (E) and hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata (E), and three others occur: loggerhead Caretta caretta (V), leatherback Dermochelys coriacea (E) and olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

  • Among the 5 species of sea turtles recorded in Brazil, at least 4 (Chelonya midas, Caretta caretta, Eretmochelys imbricata, and Lepidochelys olivacea) nest in the beaches of this ecoregion.

    Rio São Francisco mangroves


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