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Scientific name: Caretta caretta
Common names: Loggerhead turtle, Loggerhead
Conservation status: Vulnerable
The loggerhead sea turtle appears on the $1000 Colombian peso coin.
After a female lays a clutch of four eggs, she will be quiescent for two to three years.
Molecular genetics confirm natural hybridization of loggerheads with Kemp's ridley sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, and green sea turtles.
Evidence is lacking, but it has been suggested that modern sea turtles descended from a LCA during the Cretaceous period - roughly 40 million years ago.
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