family Cheloniidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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 green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is a large marine turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae, class Reptilia.
The general shape and proportions of the neurals, however, matches only the turtles of the Family Cheloniidae, which includes all living sea turtles (except the highly specialized Dermochelys coriacea).