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Pelomedusidae


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; order Chelonia, suborder Pleurodira)

A family of freshwater turtles in which there is some vertical bending of the neck in withdrawal before the head is laid to the side. Pelomedusids are omnivores; they live in shallow water, but may travel over land. There are 14 species, occurring in S. America, Africa, and Madagascar.

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