Carettochelydidae

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

Definition of Carettochelydidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at chelone


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