Definition of Lepidochelys olivacea
1. Noun. Olive-colored sea turtle of tropical Pacific and Indian and the southern Atlantic oceans.
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Literary usage of Lepidochelys olivacea
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1. Hand-list of the Specimens of Shield Reptiles in the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1873)
"lepidochelys olivacea. a. Animal, in spirits ; very young. Philippine Islands. ... lepidochelys olivacea, Gray, PZS 1873. Indian Ocean. plate. c. ..."
2. Costa Rica by Stéphane G.-Marceau, Francis Giguere, Yves Seguin (2000)
"... the most important breeding sites in the world for the olive ridley turtle (lepidochelys olivacea), which Costa Ricans refer to as the tortuga lora. ..."
3. Bulletin by Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of the Interior, United States Dept. of the Interior, United States National Museum, United States (1907)
"Brit. Mus., 1844, p. 53 (Philippine Ms.).—GUENTHER, Rept. Brit. India, 1864, p. 52 (seas of Philippine Us. and of China).—lepidochelys olivacea GIRARD ..."