Tortoise Glossary Terms

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The taxonomic category below Order and above Genus.


The animal life of a locality.


Excessive fibrous tissue formation as a result of injury, infection; calcium deficiency causes fibrosis of the long bones of the body.


A microorganism with tiny cellular whip-like appendages (flagella). Some flagellates are pathogenic parasites that cause diseases.


A small anatomical sac, cavity, or gland, involved in secretion or excretion.  A term often used to relate to the enlarging ova in ovaries prior to fertilisation.

Forstens tortoise: 

Indotestudo forstenii.

Full spectrum lighting (FSL):

 Artificial sunlight; colour-corrected light that operates in the range of 400 to 800 nanometers.  Full spectrum UVB bulbs and tubes produced for reptile use are often classified according to their percentage UVB output

Furculachelys nabeulensis:   

Tunisian tortoise.



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