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Hi all, maybe this is a worng forum to post it in but I believe some of you can answer this question. What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Is it a linguistics issue and they are basically the same, or there's a vital difference? Thanks a lot in advance.
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Wow I didn't know this. Thank you, anons, for a good question and a good answer!
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Here is a link that explains the differences:
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Tortoise_vs_Turtle

Basics:
main environment for one is water, the other land
shell of one is flatter, the other more dome
webbed feet with claws vs. short sturdy feet
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