Australian Museum Journal On the status of Chelonia depressa, Garman

Shortform:
Fry, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(7): 159–186
Author(s):
Fry, Dene B.
Year published:
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
EndNote package:
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Title page:
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Complete work:
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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.