Carettochelyidae

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Carettochelyidae

[kə¦red·ō·kə′lī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of reptiles in the order Chelonia containing only one species, the New Guinea plateless turtle (Carettochelys insculpta).
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Their nearest living relatives are probably the pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), a much bigger species that swims in waters around Australia and Papua New Guinea.
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