Definitions

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  • proper noun a taxonomic superfamily, within suborder Cryptodira - the tortoises etc

Etymologies

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Latin testudo, tortoise

Examples

  • They've diversified, from terrestrial ancestors, to take advantage of fresh-water and marine environments, and many species (mostly within the Superfamily Testudinoidea) have returned to dry land, and include the modern tortoises and box turtles.

    "My little world and all I see..."

  • They've diversified, from terrestrial ancestors, to take advantage of fresh-water and marine environments, and many species (mostly within the Superfamily Testudinoidea) have returned to dry land, and include the modern tortoises and box turtles.

    World Turtle Day '10

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