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flatback

(ˈflætˌbæk)
n
1. (Animals) a short name for the flatback turtle, Natator depressa, which is native to Australasia and characterized by the flatness of its back
2. med a short name for flatback syndrome, a condition in which curvature has been lost from the spine
adj
having a flat back, defined or characterized by the flatness of the back
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Mating system, multiple paternities and effective population size in the endemic flatback turtle (Natator depressus) in Australia.
In a widely expected announcement, the federal government said it will approve the project, to be built on the Barrow Island nature reserve off west Australia, subject to conditions on managing and protecting local fauna, especially the endangered flatback turtle.