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Holotype for Chelonia mydas agassizii
Catalog Number: USNM 257184
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Sex/Stage: Male; Juvenile
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1839
Locality: Rose Island, Rose Atoll, Samoa Islands, Pacific Ocean
  • Holotype: Girard, C. & Baird, S. F. 1858. Herpetology. Prepared under the superintendence of S.F. Baird. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. 20: 459, plate 31, figure 8.
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Source: National Museum of Natural History Collections

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