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tortoises


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Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

tortoises

Details

General term referring to members of the Testudines order that are land dwelling rather than aquatic, being four-footed reptiles in which the trunk is enclosed between a carapace and plastron, formed by the dorsal vertebrae, ribs, and sternum; the skin being covered with large horny plates, commonly called the shell.

Variations

tortoise

land turtles

Broader Term

turtles

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