Carettochelydidae

plural noun
Ca·ret·to·che·lyd·i·dae | \kə¦ret(ˌ)ōkə̇ˈlidəˌdē\

Definition of Carettochelydidae 

: a family of pleurodiran freshwater turtles including a New Guinea turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

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History and Etymology for Carettochelydidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Carettochelyd-, presumed stem of Carettochelys, a turtle genus of southern New Guinea and Northern Territory, Australia (from Caretta caretta + -o- -o- + Greek chélȳs “tortoise”) + -idae -idae

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