Testudines


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Related to Testudines: Squamata, Crocodilia, Lepidosauria, Sphenodontia
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Noun1.Testudines - tortoises and turtlesTestudines - tortoises and turtles    
animal order - the order of animals
Anapsida, subclass Anapsida - oldest known reptiles; turtles and extinct Permian forms
chelonian, chelonian reptile - a reptile of the order Chelonia
Chelydridae, family Chelydridae - snapping turtles
family Kinosternidae, Kinosternidae - mud turtles; musk turtles
Emydidae, family Emydidae - box and water turtles
family Trionychidae, Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtles
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Here are five things a sea turtle would want us to know about it: 1- The sea turtle is a reptile of the order of Testudines.
Crocodylia, Testudines, and Squamata) with the support of literature on reptiles of the reserve.
Carapacial and plastral flora and fauna of the Sonora Mud Turtle, Kinosternon sonoriense Le Conte (Reptilia, Testudines, Kinosternidae).
2005: A Trionychidae (Reptilia: Testudines, Cryptodira) from the Pliocene of Costa Rica, Southern Central America.
There are two orders of Turtles - one called Chelonii and the other Testudines the difference is characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell enveloped from their ribs and acting as a shield.
The testudines is represented by the families Trionychidae and Geomydidae in the park.
In Sri Lanka, there are nine Testudines belonging to two groups: marine turtles (5 species) and inland turtles (4 species) (Das and De Silva 2005, Deraniyagala 1953).