Coimbra Exhibition

Leatherback Turtle

CreatorAntonio Vallisneri Junior
Place of OriginTirrenian sea (Mediterranean sea)
DescriptionThe holotype of the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys Coriace) named by Domenico Vandelli in 1761 and donated by Pope Clemente XIII to University of Padova. It was used by Carlo Linneo to describe this species in the 12th edition of Systema Naturae
TagsSea turtle; holotype
Dimensions190 cm x 180 cm x 65 cm
Material/MediumStuffed specimen
Institutional Link to Online Portal
Image Rights Holder© University of Padua
Photographic CreditsPaola Nicolosi