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Noun1.Chelonia - green turtlesChelonia - green turtles        
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Chelonia mydas, green turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
2.Chelonia - tortoises and turtlesChelonia - tortoises and turtles    
animal order - the order of animals
Anapsida, subclass Anapsida - oldest known reptiles; turtles and extinct Permian forms
chelonian, chelonian reptile - a reptile of the order Chelonia
Chelydridae, family Chelydridae - snapping turtles
family Kinosternidae, Kinosternidae - mud turtles; musk turtles
Emydidae, family Emydidae - box and water turtles
family Trionychidae, Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtles
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Some of Polis Chrysochous' beaches are major nesting sites for the Mediterranean Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), which is an endangered species, along with the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) which nests in the Lara/Toxeftra area of the Akamas Peninsula.
In 2016, officials from the Supreme Council for Environment blamed fishermen, who go trawling for shrimp, for killing eight Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) which got caught in fishing nets.
Mejorada said the dead marine animal was identified as a female green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) and found with a "wound/laceration near the base of its left flipper." He said a necropsy could not be performed due to the decomposed and bloated condition of the turtle's carcass.
Surprisingly, however, the team spotted on the shore a large green turtle (Chelonia mydas), which was later found to have a disability.
The IUCN classifies the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) as critically endangered, the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) as endangered, and the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) as vulnerable.
This nesting ground of the endangered green turtle, the chelonia mydas, is found on the coast of Oman.
EPAA chairperson Hana Saif Al Suwaidi said: "This study, one of the only studies in the region to focus on the ingestion of marine debris by sea turtles, is very important because the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is endangered.
The Ozobranchus leech is a candidate mechanical vector for the fibropapilloma-associated turtle herpesvirus found latently infecting skin tumors on Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas).
The wetland hosts three globally threatened marine turtles, the critically endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the vulnerable olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
In Palawan, five kinds of sea turtles can be found namely green turtles (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerheads (Caretta caretta), and leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea).
Marine turtles such as the Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) are known to stray north into British Columbian and Alaskan waters during periods of warming (Carl 1955; McAlpine and others 2002, 2004, 2007; Matsuda and others 2006), especially during el Nino events.