Testudinidae


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Related to Testudinidae: Emydidae, Chelydridae, Trionychidae, Cryptodira, Chelidae

Testudinidae

[‚test·yü′din·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of tortoises in the suborder Cryptodira; there are about 30 species found on all continents except Australia.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Testudinidae (Chelonoidis sp.) carapace and limb material from Talara Tar Seeps.
I've just seen your garden shed going for a walk down the High Street pulled by a member of the Testudinidae family."
The family Testudinidae, or tortoises, represents demographic extremes of iteroparity.
NNEX 2 SYSTEMATIC LIST OF REPTILE SPECIES: DANAU SENTARUM NATIONAL PARK AND NEAR-CATCHMENT SURROUNDS TESTUDINES ORDER/ Local FAMILY/ Name Species (i) (Lan- guage) (ii) TESTUDINIDAE Manouria emys Baning (I) EMYDIDAE Orlitia borneensis Biuku (I) Siebenrockiella crassiscollis Kura-kura Jaung (I) Cuora amboinensis Kura-kura Tambit (I) Cyclemys dentata Kura-Kura Air (I) Hoesemys spinosa Kura-kura Umung (I) Malayemys subtrijuga - Pyxidae mouhottii - TRIONYCHIDAE Amyda cartilagenea Labi-labi Sungai Dogania subplana Labi-labi Hitam Pelochelys bibroni Labi-labi Kuning Chitra indica Labi-labi Besar Trionyx gangeticus CROCODYLIA CROCODILIDEA Crocodylus raninus Buaya Kodok Crocodylus porosus Buaya Rabin Tomistoma schlegeli Buaya Sinyulong SAURIA AGAMIDAE Draco sp.
Since then, various forms of parental care have been reported in four families of turtles (Emydidae, Kinosternidae, Podocnemididae and Testudinidae), and it is entirely maternal (Somma, 2003b).