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  • Belarusian
    • Сухапутныя чарапахі
  • Russian
    • Сухопутные черепахи
  • English
    • Tortoises
  • Spanish
    • Tortugas terrestres
  • Scientific Names
    • Testudinidae
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 陸龜科

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Tortoises Family Testudinidae

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katarzyna

Date

June 17, 2013 09:05 AM CEST

Description

Fragment of a tortoise shell found on forest floor.

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Tortoises Family Testudinidae

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kiacatalano

Date

June 27, 2016 03:17 PM AST

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Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

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holzheuser

Date

June 24, 2016 04:24 PM CDT

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Galápagos Tortoise Chelonoidis nigra

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jesusjl

Date

December 1, 2014

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Tortoises Family Testudinidae

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sdhjuw

Date

May 24, 2016

Description

Several (~10) tortoise were seen around the Temple of Hephaestus. These two were either fighting or courting. It looked to me like the smaller individual was biting? near the head of the larger one. The larger individual was actively retreating into its shell.

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Tortoises Family Testudinidae

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sdhjuw

Date

May 9, 2016

Description

Single tortoise seen while hiking to the top of the hill. Unsure of the species, a few are possible.

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Radiated Tortoise Astrochelys radiata

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floydreed

Date

March 13, 2016 10:29 AM HST

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Domed Mauritius Giant Tortoise Dipsochelys dussumieri

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floydreed

Date

March 13, 2016 09:32 AM HST

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Common Tortoise Testudo graeca

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houman_drd

Date

May 22, 2013

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Common Tortoise (Spur-thighed Tortoise)
Testudo graeca Linnaeus, 1758

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Texas Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

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toby

Date

June 23, 2016 06:57 PM CDT

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Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

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refren

Date

June 22, 2016 10:30 AM MST

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Common Tortoise Testudo graeca

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nicolascatassi

Date

May 20, 2016

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Description from Wikipedia

Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...

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