Cheloniidae


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Noun1.Cheloniidae - green turtles; hawksbills
reptile family - a family of reptiles
Chelonia, genus Chelonia - green turtles
Caretta, genus Caretta - loggerhead turtles
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The Hawksbill turtle - scientific name Eretmochelys imbricate - is a critically endangered species belonging to the Cheloniidae family of sea turtles.
During the nineteenth century, low-quality tortoiseshell was occasionally obtained from other marine turtles in the family Cheloniidae, namely green (Chelania mydas) and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) turtles (Aiken 1840: 261; R.