Definition of Chelonia in English:


Syllabification: Che·lo·ni·a
Pronunciation: /kəˈlōnēə
  • former term for Testudines.
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    • 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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