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.
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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]
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che·lo·ni·an

(kĭ-lō′nē-ən)
A turtle or tortoise.
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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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But, as our rural Central California landscapes rapidly give way to subdivisions, and habitats are degraded, the biggest challenge facing the chelonian conservation community may be finding ranchers with hoofed stock willing to participate in a prescribed grazing program.
CRI Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, Florida, USA; MTKD Senckenberg Museum of Natural History, Dresden collections, Germany; ROM Royal Ontario Museum, Canada; UF University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA; USNM Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Maryland, USA; UPSE paleontological collection, Universidad Estatal de la Peninsula de Santa Elena, La Libertad, Santa Elena Province, Ecuador.
In 2009, Diagne created the African Chelonian Institute, establishing two centres for turtle protection and captive breeding programmes.
McConnell, the chelonian senior senator from Kentucky, is almost certainly the most influential Republican in either chamber of Congress.
Freshwater Turtles of Australia by John Cann and Ross Sadlier is an extraordinary compendium of information on the array of Chelonian species that call this continent home.
This species can exceed 90 kg in body weight and 80 cm in carapace length (Pritchard & Trebbau, 1984), which makes it the largest turtle of the suborder Pleurodira and the largest freshwater chelonian in South America (Vogt, 2008).
Their presence along with the assistance from the citizen scientists will provide education opportunities about the Alabama's chelonian diversity and potential threats to their future survival.
Durrell's hilarious autobiographies have inspired several movies and a recent television series; they're also available as audiobooks, which are a great accompaniment as you knit up this colorful chelonian.
Modern day snapping turtles are well-preserved remnants of ancient chelonian life that dates back as far as 90 million years.