order Testudines

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Related to order Testudines: order Crocodilia, order Squamata
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Noun1.order Testudines - tortoises and turtlesorder Testudines - 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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Class Reptilia Laurenti 1769 Order Testudines Batsch 1788 Family Emydidae Lydekker 1889 Genus Emydoidea Gray 1870 Emydoidea blandingii (Holbrook 1838)
One of the most notable changes since 1996 was new evidence for the rapid deterioration of species in the order Testudines (turtles, terrapins, and tortoises), especially freshwater turtles in Southeast Asia.