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31 August 2019 First Record of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (Reptilia: Testudines: Cheloniidae) from South Korea
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We report Lepidochelys olivacea from coastal waters of South Korea for the first time on the basis of two specimens (one male and one female) whose taxonomic identities were verified on morphological and molecular grounds. Four species of sea turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, and Eretmochelys imbricata. have been recorded from South Korean waters, and present findings add another species to the sea turtle fauna of this region.

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Il-Hun Kim, Chang-Ho Yi, Jeong-Hyun Lee, Daesik Park, In-Young Cho, Dong-Jin Han, and Min-Seop Kim "First Record of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (Reptilia: Testudines: Cheloniidae) from South Korea," Current Herpetology 38(2), 153-159, (31 August 2019). https://doi.org/10.5358/hsj.38.153
Accepted: 15 July 2019; Published: 31 August 2019
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