Definition of Chelonia in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɪˈləʊnɪə/

plural noun

Former term for Testudines.
Example sentences
  • The Norian age was remarkable for the appearance of the Chelonia which seem to have emerged out of nowhere.
  • Six extinct genera, as well as the extant genera Caretta and Chelonia, date from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe and North America.
  • More pages on Chelonia are planned for the near future.


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek khelōnē 'tortoise'.

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