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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Tortoises and turtles.

Usage examples (12)
  • Down with goofy primate covers, up with Testudines!
  • This bird's name was not inspired by the reptilian order Testudines
  • Only the Testudines and Squamata are represented in Canada by 17 aquatic or semi-aquatic species of turtles and 10 aquatic or semi-aquatic snakes.
  • Of all the many and varied forms of parareptiles that once thrived, only the Order Testudines (turtles and tortoises) survived beyond the Triassic Period. for more
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