leathery turtle


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Noun1.leathery turtle - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapaceleathery turtle - 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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They include the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the loggerhead turtle, the olive ridley turtle, and the leathery turtle.
They can be huge, the largest, the Leatherback or Leathery Turtle -- recorded as nearly three meters long and only slightly less across the front flippers -- weighs in at just under 1,000 kg.