from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A division of pupiparous Diptera, corresponding to the family Hippoboscidæ with the addition of the Braulidæ. Also Coriaceæ.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN), leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea (EN) and hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (CR) also use the beaches quite extensively to nest.

    Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • There is a relatively high level of endemic or rare species: the endemic shrubs Acalypha elizabethae, and Bernardia laurentii, found only on the summit of Petit Piton, the rare shrubs Justicia carthaginensis and Piper reticulatum, the rare vines Gonolobus coriacea, Amphilophium paniculatum and Melothria pendula and a herb, Eipatorium microstemon.

    Pitons Management Area, Saint Lucia

  • Threatened species found in the region such as crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), tapir (Tapirus bairdii), marine turtles (Chelonia mydas), Dermochelys coriacea, and the manatee (Trichecus manatus).

    Rio Negro-Rio San Sun mangroves

  • There are also eight rare species of tree: one found only on the summit of Petit Piton - the pencil cedar Juniperus barbadensis (CR), Ocotea coriacea, Guarea kuntheana, Krugiodendron ferreum, Picrasma excelsa, Forestiera eggersiana, Randis nitida and Myrcianthus fragrans.

    Pitons Management Area, Saint Lucia

  • Species: Dermochelys coriacea - leatherback turtle


  • In the Gamba complex of protected areas, it is noteworthy that all three species of African crocodiles are found (Crocodylus niloticus, Crocodylus cataphractus, Osteolaemis tetraspis) and at least four species of marine turtles frequent the beaches during the nesting season (Lepidochelys olivacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Chelonia mydas, Dermochelys coriacea).

    Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests

  • They include four species of seals and three species of sea turtles that can be seen occasionally (among them Dermochelys coriacea, considered vulnerable by IUCN).

    Semi-arid Pampas


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.