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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
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- Original Description
- Batsch 1788 : 437
- Original name
- Common Name
- Almost worldwide in temperate and tropical terrestrial habitats; excluding Australia
- Reviewed by Williams (1952), Loveridge and Williams (1957), Pritchard and Trebbau (1984:197-205), Crumly (1984b, c), and Swingland and Klemens (1989). Chromosomal relationships are discussed by Dowler and Bickham (1982). Phylogeny of the American species discussed by Rojas and Acuņa (1986). See Comment under Geochelone.
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