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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.
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Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Jewell 2008 King & Burke 1989 Pritchard 1979 Pritchard 1982b (in Bjorndal, ed.) Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Robb 1980
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
 
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Jewell 2008 King & Burke 1989 Pritchard 1982b (in Bjorndal, ed.) Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Robb 1980
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
 
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Jewell 2008 King & Burke 1989 Pritchard 1982b (in Bjorndal, ed.) Robb 1980 Tennyson, Roxburgh & Taylor 1995
Genus Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles)
 
Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Darby 1987 Pritchard 1982b (in Bjorndal, ed.) Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
 
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Jewell 2008 King & Burke 1989 Pritchard 1982b (in Bjorndal, ed.) Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Robb 1980