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Definition of Testudo

Testudo
Testudo Tes*tu"do, n.; pl. Testudines. [L., from testa the shell of shellfish, or of testaceous animals.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial species, such as the European land tortoise (Testudo Gr[ae]ca) and the gopher of the Southern United States. 2. (Rom. Antiq.) A cover or screen which a body of troops formed with their shields or targets, by holding them over their heads when standing close to each other. This cover resembled the back of a tortoise, and served to shelter the men from darts, stones, and other missiles. A similar defense was sometimes formed of boards, and moved on wheels. 3. (Mus.) A kind of musical instrument. a species of lyre; -- so called in allusion to the lyre of Mercury, fabled to have been made of the shell of a tortoise.

Meaning of Testudo from wikipedia

- Testudo (which meant "tortoise" in cl****ical Latin) may refer to: Battering ram, an armored siege engine with metal plating on the top to protect from...
- In Ancient Roman warfare, the testudo or tortoise formation was a type of shield wall formation commonly used by the Roman Legions during battles, particularly...
- dubium) Testudo porteri Rothschild, 1903 C. n. vicina Testudo microphyes Günther, 1875 Testudo vicina Günther, 1875 Testudo güntheri Baur, 1889 Testudo macrophyes...
- The Mediterranean tortoises (Testudo) are a genus of tortoises found in North Africa, western Asia, and Europe. Several species are under threat in the...
- Dermochelyidae. Domenico Agostino Vandelli named the species first in 1761 as Testudo coriacea after an animal captured at Ostia and donated to the University...
- with many submissions, the ICZN eventually decided to conserve the name Testudo gigantea over this recently used name (ICZN 2013) this also affected the...
- a University of Virginia fraternity requesting that Testudo be removed from their lawn. Testudo was later filled with 700 pounds of cement and fastened...
- tortoises (genera Testudo and Agrionemys). The other four species are Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni), the Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni), the...
- The Chevrolet Testudo is a concept car built by Bertone on a modified Chevrolet Corvair Monza platform. The name comes from the Latin word for "Turtle"...
- American naturalist Thomas Horsfield. This species is traditionally placed in Testudo. Due to distinctly different morphological characteristics, the monotypic...
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