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leath·er·back

 (lĕth′ər-băk′)
n.
A very large sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide, having a tough, leathery carapace with seven longitudinal ridges.
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leatherback

(ˈlɛðəˌbæk)
n
(Animals) a large turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, of warm and tropical seas, having a ridged leathery carapace: family Dermochelidae. Also called (in Britain): leathery turtle
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leatherback - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapaceleatherback - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
marine turtle, sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
Dermochelys, genus Dermochelys - type genus of the Dermochelyidae: leatherback turtles
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Due its manoeuvres that leads it to visit more than 30 different countries during their migrations in the Pacific Ocean, the leatherback sea turtle, which is the largest living turtle, is a critically endangered species, according to the findings of a recent study.
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A 100-year-old massive leatherback turtle carcass washed up on the shore of Polkerris, near England's village of Par, Cornwall.
NYT Syndicate The mystery behind a dramatic fall in the number of leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchlings in the US Virgin Islands remains unsolved, despite the latest efforts of researchers.
The nesting range for leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) along the coast of the eastern Pacific Ocean (EP) extends from Northern Mexico to Panama, with peak activity concentrating in Mexico and Costa Rica.