Which animal was named for Floridian Richard M. Kemp?

Which sea turtle was named for Floridian Richard M. Kemp?

The Kemp’s ridley turtle is named for Richard M. Kemp, who was a Florida fisherman, not a scientist. In 1906, Kemp, who fished in Key West, was the first individual to submit the species for official identification.

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today’s Dinosaurs is available now.


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