Olive Ridley

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Olive Ridley
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Lepidochelys
Species: L. olivacea
Binomial name
Lepidochelys olivacea
(Eschscholtz, 1829)

The Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), also called the Pacific Ridley, is one of the smallest species of sea turtle. It is named for the olive-green color of its heart-shaped shell. It is one of the 7 marine turtles.