Kemp's ridley
noun Etymology: Richard M. Kemp fl1873 American amateur naturalist Date: 1979 a small gray sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) with a wide rounded shell that occurs especially in the Gulf of Mexico and along the United States Atlantic coast — called also Kemp's ridley turtle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Kemp's Ridley — Taxobox name = Kemp s Ridley status = CR status system = iucn2.3 image width = 250px image caption = Researchers collecting Kemp s Ridley eggs regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Testudines familia = Cheloniidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Kemp's ridley sea turtle — See also: Olive ridley sea turtle and Ridley sea turtle Kemp s ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii …   Wikipedia

  • Kemp's ridley turtle — noun see Kemp s ridley …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kemp's loggerhead — noun or kemp s turtle ˈkemps Usage: usually capitalized K Etymology: from the name Kemp : ridley …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ridley — can refer to several things:Places*Ridley, Cheshire, a civil parish in Cheshire *Ridley, a place in Kent *Ridley, a place in Northumberland *Ridley College, a boarding and day school in Ontario, Canada *Ridley College (Melbourne), an Australian… …   Wikipedia

  • Kemp'sridley — Kemp s ridley (kĕmps) n. See ridley. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ridley sea turtle — Taxobox name = Ridley Sea Turtles image width = 200px image caption = Researchers collect Kemp s Ridley eggs. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Testudines familia = Cheloniidae genus = Lepidochelys genus authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • ridley — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1926 either of two sea turtles (genus Lepidochelys of the family Cheloniidae): a. Kemp s ridley b. olive ridley …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Olive ridley sea turtle — An olive ridley in Tamil Nadu, India Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Tortue de Kemp — Lepidochelys kempii …   Wikipédia en Français

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