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


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Family Testudinidae


Galapagos Giant Tortoise
Indian Star Tortoise


Forty-one species of tortoise make up the family Testudinidae. They can be found an all continents except Australia and Antarctica. Tortoises live on land, whereas most turtles live in water. As a result, they do not have webbed feet. Most are herbivoresWhat does herbivores mean?, but some are omnivoresWhat does omnivores mean?.
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1. Galapagos Giant Tortoise
2. Indian Star Tortoise
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