Reptiles of the
Azores [Portugal]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Azores Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Azores Introduced species
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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable or controversial.
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Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Bolten, Martins, Natali, Thome & Marcovaldi 1990 Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982 Malkmus 2004 Pritchard 1979
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982 Malkmus 2004
Genus Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles)
Lepidochelys kempii

Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle

Bolten & Martins 1990 Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982 Gramentz & Fritz in Fritz (ed.) 2005 Malkmus 2004 Pritchard 1979
Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Barcelos, Michielsen, Sergio, Oliveira & Barreiros 2021
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Barreiros & Barcelos 2001 Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982 Malkmus 2004