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|Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines, also known as Chelonia. They are characterized by a bony or cartilaginous shell, developed from their ribs, that acts as a shield. Testudines include both extant (living) and extinct species. Its earliest known members date from the Middle Jurassic, around 170 million years ago. Among the turtles are included tortoises and terrapins.
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|† Adocus||Big-headed turtle||Eurasian pond turtles|
|Marsh turtles||† Horned turtles||Mud and Musk turtles|
|Sea turtles||Side-necked turtles||† Sinemys|
|Snapping turtles||Softshelled turtles||Tortoises|