Pluroderes

Pluroderes

Plu*rod"e*res\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the side + ? the neck.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of fresh-water turtles in which the neck can not be retracted, but is bent to one side, for protection. The matamata is an example.
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