genus Caretta


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Noun1.genus Caretta - loggerhead turtlesgenus Caretta - loggerhead turtles      
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Caretta caretta, loggerhead turtle, loggerhead - very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
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-- A turtle carapace fragment from the well known Tunica Hills Locality, West Feliciana Parish, Louisana is referable to the marine genus Caretta. Attributed to the Citronelle Formation, its best comparisons are to a member of the genus from the Yorktown Formation at Lee Creek Mines, North Carolina (Latest Hemphillian).
To summarize, the genus Caretta has the greatest resemblance to CCVC1553, more than to any other cheloniid.