Abstract

The recent species of marine turtles represent the few surviving forms of a once flourishing group, which reached its zenith probably in Late Mesozoic times. There no longer exist such gigantic and diversified monsters as Archelon, Protostega, and Miolania, but such a uniformity of structure prevails that only four allied genera are admitted. It is natural that three of these, which occasionally visit the European coasts, should have been known to Linnaeus, but it is surprising that the remaining two, Colpochelys kempii, Garman, and Chelonia depressa, Garman, should have remained unknown to naturalists till comparatively recently, showing that even now we cannot safely consider our knowledge of the marine turtles as complete.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Fry, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(7): 159–186
Author
Dene B. Fry
Year
1913
Title
On the status of Chelonia depressa, Garman
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
10
Issue
7
Start Page
159
End Page
186
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.10.1913.900
Language
English
Plates
plates xix–xxii
Date Published
19 December 1913
Cover Date
19 December 1913
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
16 January 2009
Available Online
06 March 2009
Reference Number
900
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