Definition of Leathery turtle
1. Noun. Wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle.
Generic synonyms: Marine Turtle, Sea Turtle
Group relationships: Dermochelys, Genus Dermochelys
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Literary usage of Leathery turtle
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1. A Manual of Zoology for the Use of Students: With a General Introduction on by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1887)
"The leathery turtle is remarkable in having the carapace covered with a leathery skin in place of the horny plates which are found in other species. (2. ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1901)
"The leathery turtle has a wide distribution, ranging over all the inter- tropical seas, but it is rare everywhere; least so perhaps in the ..."
3. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Straits Branch (1907)
"Notes on the capture of a rare leathery turtle ... C. BODEN KLOSS, FZS Whilst residing at Johore Bahru in 1903 a specimen of the rare leathery turtle ..."
4. Mostly Mammals, Zoological Essays by Richard Lydekker (1903)
"In microscopic structure, as well as in their arrangement, these polygonal bony plates are said, however, to differ from the armour of the leathery turtle; ..."