Testudines

• (pl. ) of Testudo
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testudines

testudines (pl) 1. A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial species; such as, the European land tortoise (Testudo Graeca) and the gopher of the Southern United States. 2. From Roman antiquity, covers or screens which bodies of troops formed with their shields or t......
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