family Testudinidae


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Related to family Testudinidae: giant tortoise, Tortoises
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Noun1.family Testudinidae - land tortoises
reptile family - a family of reptiles
tortoise - usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
genus Testudo, Testudo - type genus of the Testudinidae
genus Geochelone, Geochelone - giant tortoises
genus Gopherus, Gopherus - gopher tortoises
genus Xerobates, Xerobates - possible new genus for desert and Texas tortoises based on recent research
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The family Testudinidae, or tortoises, represents demographic extremes of iteroparity.