chelonian


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che·lo·ni·an

 (kĭ-lō′nē-ən)
n.
A reptile of the order Chelonia; a turtle or tortoise.

[From New Latin Chelōnia, order name, from Greek khelōnē, tortoise.]

che·lo′ni·an adj.

chelonian

(kɪˈləʊnɪən)
n
(Animals) any reptile of the order Chelonia, including the tortoises and turtles, in which most of the body is enclosed in a protective bony capsule
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of the Chelonia
[C19: from New Latin Chelōnia, from Greek khelōnē tortoise]

che·lo·ni·an

(kĭ-lō′nē-ən)
A turtle or tortoise.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chelonian - a reptile of the order Chelonia
anapsid, anapsid reptile - primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Adj.1.chelonian - of or relating to or resembling or being a turtle or tortoise
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A beautifully marked chelonian in the family Emydidae, it is readily identified by the orange spots below the posterior end of the jaw and yellow plastron.
14) Mast cell disease has been documented in numerous small domestic mammals and occasional reptilian species, including dogs, (15-20) cats, (15,16,21,22) ferrets, (23-26) hedgehogs, (27) a snake, (28) and a chelonian.
Peter Pritchard, founder of Florida's Chelonian Research Institute and an internationally known authority on turtles, anecdotal reports suggest "possibly some residual individuals in Vietnamese waters.
Mrs Ovenstone said that because of the way they had been treated the tortoises were infected with Chelonian herpes virus and would have to be kept separate from other tortoises.
In: Proceedings of the International Congress of Chelonian Conservation, 6-10 July 1995, Gonfaron, France (Devaux B, ed).
based Chelonian Research Institute failed to find any signs of tortoise life on Pinta Island but did uncover the skeletons of 15 former male residents.
In this unusual collection of scientific essays, personal adventures, autobiographical vignettes and philosophical musings, Pritchard, director of the Chelonian Research Institute and biology professor at Florida Atlantic U.
He has established a permanent field station for turtle conservation in northwestern Guyana and since 1998 has been the Director of the Chelonian Research Institute in Oviedo, Florida.
This veterinary reference from Chitty (Anton Vets, UK) and Raftery (Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic, UK) is devoted to the medical care of chelonian species--tortoises and freshwater turtles.
Pritchard, president of the Chelonian Research Institute in Florida, has an obvious affection for these rather burley beasts, and carefully documents their relationships to others of their ilk, their form and function, distribution, geographic variation, size, diet and feeding mechanisms, reproduction, movements, and natural history.
In fact, the Chelonian Plan, which we filed in May, provided that we would supply, without a financing contingency, all of the cash necessary under our plan and we were willing to do so without burdening the debtor with any fees.
Progress in other fields of study will aid chelonian ecologists as they seek causes of longitudinal structuring and refine strategies for conservation to suit life cycles of turtles.