To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: tortoise
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 20:07:33 +1100
I have just found this on the internet

Just to confuse matters: Scientifically speaking, the Long-necked Tortoise and all other freshwater tortoises are turtles. They have been given the tortoise common name to distinguish then from large marine turtles. 

So what do we call them?


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