Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Midas.

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Examples

  • The islands are important for two species of sea turtle: green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN) and hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (CR) which are common in the surrounding waters, with the former nesting on sandy beaches.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • 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

  • Green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN) is known to nest within the park.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • 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 (E) and Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (E) breed here.

    Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

  • 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

  • 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

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