Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. Turtle may refer to the chelonian ord...
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Turtle shell
The turtle shell is a highly complicated shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of turtles, tortoises and terrapins (all classified as "turtles" by zoologists), completely enclosing all the vital org...
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List of Testudines families
There are fourteen extant families of the order Testudines, an order of reptile commonly known as turtles, tortoises and terrapins. The testudines are some of the most ancient reptiles alive, with onl...
List of Testudines families - Wikipedia
Cultural depictions of turtles and tortoises
Turtles are frequently depicted in popular culture as easygoing, patient, and wise creatures. Due to their long lifespan, slow movement, sturdiness, and wrinkled appearance, they are an emblem of long...
Cultural depictions of turtles and tortoises - Wikipedia
World Turtle
The World Turtle (also referred to as the Cosmic Turtle, the World-bearing Turtle, or the Divine Turtle) is a mytheme of a giant turtle (or tortoise) supporting or containing the world. The mytheme, w...
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List of fictional turtles
This is a list of fictional turtles and tortoises from literature, movies and other elements of popular culture. Terrapins are also grouped in the list.
List of fictional turtles - Wikipedia