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A reptile that is a vector for campylobacteriosis, Edwardsiella tarda, salmonellosis

turtle

a reptile, member of the order Chelonia; most are aquatic or semiaquatic, fresh water or marine, but lay eggs on land. They have webbed feet or flippers and their body is covered by a horny shell from which only the legs, head and neck, and tail protrude when needed. The upper shell is called the carapace and the undershell the plastron.
There are inconsistencies in terminology. In the USA 'turtle' is used broadly for all reptiles with a shell, 'terrapin' applies to a large family, Emydidae, and 'tortoise' refers to the slow moving terrestrial species (the land turtles) that enter water only to drink or soak. In Great Britain and Australia 'tortoise' is applied generally to all members of the group except the marine species with paddle-shaped limbs which are called 'turtles'. 'Terrapin' is often used to describe the young tortoises commonly sold as aquarium pets.
Includes genera Chelonia, e.g. C. mydas (green turtle), Testudo, e.g. T. graeca (spur-thighed tortoise), T. hermanni (Hermann's tortoise), Gopherus, e.g. G. agassizi (desert tortoise), Clemmys, e.g. C. marmorata (Pacific pond turtle), Chrysemys, e.g. C. picta (painted turtle), Platemys, e.g. P. platycephala (Bolivian side-neck turtle).
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The Innova went flying across the road and turned turtle.
As per details, the traffic accident occurred when a fast moving car went out of control and turned turtle.
NOWSHERA -- At least eight soldiers of Pakistan Army were injured when a vehicle of security personnel turned turtle here on Sunday.
The police said Kumar's autorickshaw turned turtle when it collided with a Maruti 800 car.
Shahidullah Shahid informed Haji Bahauddin, a resident of Kandahar currently living in Kabul, was freed after the kidnappers' car turned turtle.
Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): Atleast 25 persons were injured when the bus they were travelling in turned turtle on the Vile Parle highway in Maharashtra on Sunday.
DERA GHAZI KHAN -- Seven persons including three children were killed when a bus turned turtle near Pul Qanbar, some 60 kilometers away from here on Sunday.
In another accident, a bus turned turtle near Liaquat supermarket.
Two Emiratis sustained critical injuries on Friday evening after their car turned turtle while they were performing stunts on the road.
The robbers opened fire at the vehicle due to which it got out of control of driver and turned turtle.
MULTAN -- An old man was killed and nine others were injured after their van turned turtle due to high speed at Bastion Malook near Adda Basira here Wednesday.
In another incident, Khadim Hussain was killed while three others received injuries when a tyre of the car burst and it turned turtle due to over speeding in limits of Makhdoom Rasheed area.