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  1. Dermatochelys coriacea (Blainville) = Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
  2. Caretta imbricata (Gray) = Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)
  3. Hydromeda tectifera (Wagler) = Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, 1869
  4. Chelys fimbriata (Duméril) = Geochelone nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
  5. Testudo geometrica (Linné) = Psammobates geometricus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  6. Testudo elephantina (Duméril) = Dipsochelys dussumieri Gray, 1831
  7. Chelydra serpentina (Schweigger) = Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758)

1: Leatherback Turtle
2: Hawksbill Turtle
3: Argentine Snake-necked Turtle
4: Mata mata
5: Geometric Tortoise
6: Galápagos Tortoise

7: Common Snapping Turtle
Date 1904
Source Kunstformen der Natur (1904), plate 89: Chelonia (see here, here and here)
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