One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A terrapin with a dark shell that is typically patterned with yellow, native to Europe, western Asia, and north-western Africa.
Emys orbicularis, family Emydidae
- ‘The pond terrapin Emys orbicularis is. endangered in its northern range.’
- ‘The striped neck terrapin is said to be rarer than the pond terrapin.’
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