from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A tortoise of the family Emydidæ.
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- noun zoology Any member of the
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Precocious courtship and play in emydid turtles, Ethology 104, 38-56.
We have the fascinating tale of Branston the picked turtle and the sorry trade in African helmeted turtles Pelomedusa subrufa, my adventures with Sarah, Dave and a new araripemydid likened to Jennifer Lopez (Fielding et al. 2005), and, best of all, the story of the perplexing, colour-changing Cuthbert, an as-yet-unidentified emydid who lived in my office before being driven specially down to Exeter.
I’m particularly interested in the play behaviour that’s now been documented in captive trionychid and emydid turtles (Burghardt 1998, Burghardt et al. 1996, Kramer & Burghardt 1998).