Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Testudinidae: Emydidae, Chelydridae, Trionychidae, Cryptodira, Chelidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
3K-3N) differ from extant and fossil representatives of Chelonoidis (Testudinidae) in that they have very large anal scutes.
Chelonoidis carbonaria (Testudines: Testudinidae) activity patterns and burrow use in the Bolivian Chaco.
Red-footed tortoises are chelonians with terrestrial habits, belonging to the Testudinidae family, being found in tropical areas of South America (LEVINE & SCHAFER, 1992).
Cheloniidae, Dermochelyidae, Emydidae, Testudinidae, Trionychidae, Crocodylidae, Gavialidae, Agamidae, Chameleonidae, Eublepharidae, Gekkonidae, Lacertidae, Scincidae, Uromastycidae, Varanidae, Leptotyphlopidae, Typhlopidae, Boidae, Colubridae, Elapidae, Hydrophiidae, Viperidae and Crotalidae (Khan, 2004, 2006).
It includes the only currently living terrestrial turtles (the tortoises Testudinidae) as well as several lineages of freshwater turtles.
Hundreds of mammals, plants, and invertebrates endemic to Florida pine rocklands are continually tracked by FNAI, including the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi [Bangs]; Carnivora: Felidae), gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus [Daudin]; Testudines: Testudinidae), "Dade County slash pine" (Pinus elliottii Engelmann var.
A new giant turtle of the genus Gopherus (Chelonia: Testudinidae) from the Pleistocene of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and a review of the phylogeny and biostratigraphy of gopher tortoises.