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Tortoises are a family, Testudinidae, of land-dwelling vertebrates in the order Testudines. Tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. Tortoises are unique among vertebrates in that the pectoral and pelvic girdles are inside, rather than outside. Female tortoises dig nesting burrows in which they lay from one to 30 eggs. Download and use this web icon in your web pages.