Kemp's ridley sea turtle

species of reptile

Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), also called the Atlantic ridley sea turtle.[1] is the rarest species of sea turtle and is critically endangered.

Kemp's ridley sea turtle
Computed tomography-based model of a Lepidochelys kempii skull, with selected muscles highlighted.

It is one of two living species in the genus Lepidochelys (the other one being L. olivacea, the olive ridley sea turtle).

References change

  1. Rhodin AG, van Dijk PP, Iverson JB, Shaffer HB (2010). Rhodin AG, Pritchard PC, van Dijk PP, Saumure AR, Buhlmann KA, Iverson JB, Mittermeier RA (eds.). "Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy and Synonymy" (PDF). Chelonian Research Monographs. Chelonian Research Foundation and the Turtle Taxonomy Working Group of IUCN Species Survival Commission: 85–164. doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v3.2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2015-01-07.