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Lepidochelys kempii  (Garman, 1880)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 551770

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Lepidochelys kempi (Garman, 1880)
 
    Thalassochelys kempii Garman, 1880
 
    Testudo viridisquamosa Lacépède, 1788
 
    Testudo viridisquamosa Bonnaterre, 1789
 
    Testudo bomarii Meyer, 1790
 
    Testudo mydas minor Suckow, 1798
 
  Common Name(s): Atlantic ridley [English]
 
    Kemp's Ridley [English]
 
    Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle [English]
 
    Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyChelonioidea Oppel, 1811  
                                  FamilyCheloniidae Oppel, 1811 – marine turtles, modern sea turtles, Sea Turtles  
                                     SubfamilyCarettinae Gray, 1825  
                                        GenusLepidochelys Fitzinger, 1843 – Ridley Sea Turtles  
                                           SpeciesLepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880) – Atlantic ridley, Kemp's Ridley, Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys kempii    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
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  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys kempii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, Jonathan A. Campbell, Kevin de Queiroz, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding, Seventh Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 39   
  Page(s): 1-92   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: Shoreview, Minnesota, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780916984854   
  Notes: Available free as a PDF at http://ssarherps.org/pages/HerpCommNames.php   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys kempii, Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Iverson, John B.  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World   
  Page(s): xiii + 363   
  Publisher: Privately Printed   
  Publication Place: Richmond, Indiana   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9617431-0-5   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys kempii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys kempii, Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle [English], Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Africa  
    Caribbean  
    Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    South America  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Banks et al. (2003) note: Endangered throughout range  
    IUCN: Critically Endangered A1ab (1996). CITES: Appendix I, as Cheloniidae spp.  
 

 

   

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