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Burmese peacock softshell (Nilssonia formosa) is a species of
softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is considered to be
the one of five species in the genus Nilssonia It is found only in
Myanmar. Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (the crown
group of the superorder Chelonia), characterised by a special bony
or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a
shield.The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and
extinct species. The earliest known turtles date from 215 million
years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a
more ancient group than lizards, snakes and crocodiles. Of the many
species alive today, some are highly endangered
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