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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines


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The order Testudines contains 244 species of turtles and tortoises that can be found on all continents except Antarctica and in all oceans. The shell of a turtle is very unique to the order Testudines. It is made of 59-61 bones that form an armor of protection. This shell can measure from 4 to 73 inches, depending on the species.
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1. Galapagos Giant Tortoise
2. Indian Star Tortoise
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