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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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Betul (Madhya Pradesh) [India], December 14 ( ANI ): At least seven people have been killed and two others injured after a dumper truck hit them and turned turtle in Betul's Bordehi.
According to a police source, the victim lost control over the steering wheel at a curve on the road that he collided with the side iron road divider, and turned turtle aside.
A 25- YEAR- OLD man died while his wife and sister were injured after a Hyundai Tucson SUV, in which they were travelling, rammed into a divider and turned turtle in South Delhi on Monday night.
Meanwhile, a speeding bus (BSD-855) coming from Kasur turned turtle after its tie-rod opened near Lundianwala.
As a result, one of the vehicles in the convoy turned turtle after the attack, killing five personnel.
Seven people including Ali Raza, his brothers Amjad Ali and Imtiaz were injured when a recklessly driven rickshaw turned turtle in the area of City Jaranwala.
ISLAMABAD -- Six people were killed and two others wounded when a Peshawar bound coach, coming from Rawalpindi, turned turtle near Hasanabdal on Friday.
Summary: Dhargal (Goa) [India], August 21 (ANI): As many as 15 people were injured after a bus turned turtle in Goa's Dhargal village.
LANDIKOTAL -- Family of Afghan refugee faced accident and 28 members of a family were injured when their truck was turned turtle at Michani check post.
CEBU CITY -- Two graduating high school students were killed while four others were badly injured Thursday afternoon when they were hit by a car before it turned turtle on the bridge in Barangay (village) Poblacion, Boljoon town, about 103 kilometers south of here.
TWO MANAGEMENT students were killed and three critically injured when their Toyota Innova turned turtle on the Noida- Greater Noida stretch near Kulesra police post on Thursday.
overturned here on Thursday According to Rescue 1122, a passenger van turned turtle due to over speeding, near the village of Rumala chak at Gondal Road.