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Turtles are even more unusual than we thought

By kingsnake.com
Tue, April 30 2013 at 06:45

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Wayne Fowlie - #1 - 2013-04-30 16:18 - (Reply)

Turtles: always a confusing taxon. Look like armadillos, rather than lizards. Like the Indian Rhino, many of these armored beasts are near extinction. Used to be, turtles, crocs, and dinosaurs were the ancients, grouped with lizard-snake-tuataras in Herpetology (and amphibians in reverence to the Greek naturalists). To my dismay, my 20th century library now emphasizes Ornithology. Oh well, legally it is safest to be a "bird watcher"!


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