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- former term for Testudines
- ‘This suggests that turtles, all now classified in the reptile order Chelonia, were originally created in at least two separate basic kinds.’
- ‘Six extinct genera, as well as the extant genera Caretta and Chelonia, date from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe and North America.’
- ‘If reincarnated, I will never come back as a marine turtle - certainly not one of the edible varieties, the green turtle Chelonia mydas, for example.’
- ‘More pages on Chelonia are planned for the near future.’
- ‘The Norian age was remarkable for the appearance of the Chelonia which seem to have emerged out of nowhere.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek khelōnē tortoise.
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