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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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Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; `and then the different branches of Arithmetic-- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
Alice did not feel encouraged to ask any more questions about it, so she turned to the Mock Turtle, and said `What else had you to learn?
Well, there was Mystery,' the Mock Turtle replied, counting off the subjects on his flappers, `--Mystery, ancient and modern, with Seaography: then Drawling--the Drawling-master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: HE taught us Drawling, Stretching, and Fainting in Coils.
Well, I can't show it you myself,' the Mock Turtle said: `I'm too stiff.
I never went to him,' the Mock Turtle said with a sigh: `he taught Laughing and Grief, they used to say.
Marife Castillo, head of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Olongapo City, said the newborn olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatched at All Hands beach here and were set free about 6 p.
Environmental officials found hundreds of dead sea turtles floating off the coast of El Salvador this week, prompting concern about what may have caused the mass die off.
By: Noha Ragab CAIRO - 22 August 2017: Sea turtles live in all oceans and nest on many beaches; they migrate for long distances to feed, often across entire seas and oceans.
Masirah: Oman has five of the seven species of turtles found in the world, four of which nest on the shores of the Sultanate.
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) released 10 green turtles seized in an earlier enforcement action in the southern waters of Hong Kong today (November 15).
Oblivious to political boundaries, green and loggerhead sea turtles lay eggs and swim hundreds and hundreds of miles on multi-national migratory tracks.
We had lately four to five turtles swimming in the area, people were very happy to see them," Ierokipiotis said.