Definition of Genus Dermochelys
1. Noun. Type genus of the Dermochelyidae: leatherback turtles.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Dermochelyidae, Family Dermochelyidae
Member holonyms: Dermochelys Coriacea, Leatherback, Leatherback Turtle, Leathery Turtle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dermochelys
Literary usage of Genus Dermochelys
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"It is also suggested that the carapace may horny epidermal shields. The skull is short and much . The existing genus Dermochelys ..."
2. A Manual of Palæontology, for the Use of Students: For the Use of Students by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"It is also suggested that the carapace may have had horny epidermal shields. The skull is short and much depressed. The existing genus Dermochelys ..."
3. The Reptiles of Western North America: An Account of the Species Known to by John Van Denburgh (1922)
"... marine turtles of the genus Dermochelys, variously known as the Leather-backed Turtle, Trunk Turtle, Luth, Lyre Turtle, Harp Turtle, or Leathery Turtle. ..."