from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tortoise of the family Emydidæ.

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  • noun zoology Any member of the Emydidae.


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  • Precocious courtship and play in emydid turtles, Ethology 104, 38-56.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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