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Reproduction

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Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate)

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Pecor, K. 2003. "Dermochelyidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Dermochelyidae.html
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Morphology

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Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Pecor, K. 2003. "Dermochelyidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Dermochelyidae.html
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Dermochelyidae

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Dermochelyidae is a family of turtles which has seven extinct genera and one extant genus, including the largest living sea turtles.

Classification of known genera

The following list of dermochelyid species was published by Hirayama and Tong in 2003, unless otherwise noted.[2]

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Phylogeny

Evers et al. (2019):[4]

Panchelonioidea

Toxochelys

     

Protostegidae

Chelonioidea

Corsochelys

   

Dermochelyidae

     

Nichollsemys

     

Allopleuron

     

Cheloniidae

     

Argillochelys

   

Procolpochelys

     

Eochelone

   

Puppigerus

       

Ctenochelys

   

Peritresius

   

Cabindachelys

                 

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Dermochelyidae: Brief Summary

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Dermochelyidae is a family of turtles which has seven extinct genera and one extant genus, including the largest living sea turtles.

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Description

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Horny skin smooth, scuteless; carapace black with seven narrow longitudinal ridges, white dotted plastron with five longitudinal ridges; upper jaw with a well-defined cusp on each side, giving the horny beak a W-shaped appearance when viewed from the front; large flippers without claws, the anterior pair much bigger, the posterior broadly connected with the tail by a web in adults <134>.
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MASDEA (1997). MASDEA (1997).
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