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Caretta caretta  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173830

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Caretta caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
    Testudo caretta Linnaeus, 1758
 
    Testudo marina Garsault, 1764
 
    Testudo cephalo Schneider, 1783
 
    Testudo caouana Lacépède, 1788
 
    Testudo nasicornis Lacépède, 1788
 
    Testudo caouana Bonnaterre, 1789
 
    Testudo lauanna Meyer, 1790
 
    Caretta nasuta Rafinesque, 1814
 
    Caretta atra Merrem, 1820
 
    Chelonia pelasgorum Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833
 
    Caouana elongata Gray, 1844
 
    Thalassochelys corticata Girard, 1858
 
    Caretta gigas Deraniyagala, 1933
 
  Common Name(s): Loggerhead [English]
 
    Tortuga-marina caguama [Spanish]
 
    Loggerhead 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  
                                        GenusCaretta Rafinesque, 1814 – Loggerhead Sea Turtles  
                                           SpeciesCaretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) – Loggerhead, Tortuga-marina caguama, Loggerhead Sea Turtle  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Caretta caretta    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Caretta caretta   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Tortuga-marina caguama[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caretta caretta   
       
  Source: U. S. Dept. Interior, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caretta caretta   
       
  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)   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Caretta caretta   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caretta caretta   
       
  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: Caretta caretta, Loggerhead Sea Turtle [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caretta caretta   
       
  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: Caretta caretta   
       
  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   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  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: Caretta caretta, Loggerhead Sea Turtle [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    Africa  
    Australia  
    Caribbean  
    East Pacific  
    Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Indo-West Pacific  
    North America  
    Oceania  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
    Central Pacific Territories, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Banks et al. (2003) note: Threatened throughout range  
    IUCN: Endangered A1abd (1996). CITES: Appendix I, as Cheloniidae spp.  
 

 

   

 
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