Different Types of Turtles and Tortoise

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Many people seem to be confused with the apt usages of the terms “turtle” and” tortoise “. To put it in a simple manner, the term “turtle” applies to the members of the reptilian family that  reside in Oceans and fresh water, while they call those thriving on land as “tortoises.”

However, the main reason for the confusion is due to language interpretations. In British English, the term ‘turtle’ refers to those reptiles residing mainly in the sea, and ‘tortoise’ refers to the ones inhabiting in the land, while in American English, ‘turtle’ is a general term coined for all the species belonging to this family  and the species thriving in the sea are more specifically mentioned as ‘sea turtles’

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