from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of tortoises, giving name to the Emydidæ.
- n. The name has been variously employed: For fresh-water tortoises in general of the family Clemmyidæ, such as E. lutaria of Europe, now generally called Clemmys caspica, and numerous American species.
- n. Restricted to certain box-tortoises belonging to the family now called Cistudinidæ, such as the box-tortoise of Europe, Emys europæa, which is the emys of Aristotle and the ancients, and the Emys blandingi of North America.
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Included among these is the Giant Asian Forest Tortoise, Manouria emys, which occurs as far south as the Indonesian Island of Sumatra, and as far north as the Chinese border with Burma.
The practiced eye of the reptile lover finds a great deal in Manouria emys that others might miss.
Thick-shelled turtle species lived with world's biggest snake, reveals fossil found in Columbian coal mine: Cerrejonemys wayuunaiki takes its genus name from Cerrejon, and emys -- Greek for turtle.
They include unique assemblages of mammal remains, notably hominid and primate records, but also bones of Elaphas planifrons, Stylohipparion libycum, Libytherium maurusium, Anacus osiris, Testudo gigans and T. emys.
But the emys which came to the Wretham bog must have had a long journey; and a journey by fresh water too.
Manouria emys, which occurs as far south as the Indonesian Island of Sumatra, and as far north as the Chinese border with Burma.
Cerrejonemys wayuunaiki takes its genus name from Cerrejón, and emys-Greek for turtle.