chelonian reptile

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Noun1.chelonian reptile - 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
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* The term jicotea is used in Cuba to refer to a small fresh-water turtle regarded as a sacred chelonian reptile in the Lucumi religion.