New reptile species described in 1783
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Testudines (Turtles): Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)

Chelus fimbriata


1783 Testudo fimbriata Schneider

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Chrysemys picta

American Painted Turtle

1783 Testudo picta Schneider

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Cylindraspis indica (extinct)

Reunion Giant Tortoise

1783 Testudo indica Schneider

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Apalone ferox

Florida Softshell Turtle

1783 Testudo ferox Schneider