family Cheloniidae


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Noun1.family 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 (Eretmochelys imbricata) is reportedly a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys.
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).