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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Toratonidae
Genus: Toraton
Species: T. bengalensis
Binomial name
Toraton bengalensis
Toraton futuristica, Toraton hypothetica,,
Toraton camelus
Synonymic Genera : Megalochelys, Gigantotestudo

The toraton is a fictional creature created for the television program The Future Is Wild. Image File history File links Toratons. ... The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... Animalia redirects here. ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Subclasses Anapsida Diapsida Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane. ... Families See text Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudinata, most of whose body is shielded by a special bony shell developed from their ribs. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... In scientific nomenclature, synonyms are different scientific names used for a single taxon. ... The Future Is Wild was a 2003 joint Animal Planet/ORF (Austria) and ZDF (Germany) co-production and a book based on the show, which used computer-generated imagery to show the possible future of life on Earth. ...

The toraton lives 100 million years in the future, and its closest ancestor is the tortoise. It lurks in the Bengal Swamp, which replaces the Bay of Bengal after Africa collides with southeast Asia. The toraton is 23 feet (7 m) tall and weighs 120 tons. At this time, the toraton is the largest creature (let alone the largest turtle) to walk the earth, if measured in terms of bulk and weight (growing even larger than the dinosaurs). Although the young Toratons are small enough to be killed by Swampus venom, the adults are too big to be harmed. In fact, a full grown toraton has practically no predators. The toraton eats constantly, putting away 1,300 pounds of vegetation a day. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A map showing the location of the Bay of Bengal. ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ... The Swampus Swampuses are fictional octopi that were created for the TV series The Future is Wild. ...

The toraton cannot withdraw into its shell like the tortoise could, but its shell is used to protect and partially support its weak muscles. The toraton has also evolved a digestive system that has a muscular stomach (to grind its food) and a gut filled with bacteria (to digest the rest of the vegetation). The toraton is completely different from its ancestor the tortoise. Its legs have moved from its sides, to completely underneath to support the tons of massive muscle on this enormous creature. In anatomy, the stomach (in ancient Greek στόμαχος) is an organ of the gastrointestinal tract involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication. ... Phyla Actinobacteria Aquificae Chlamydiae Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi Chloroflexi Chrysiogenetes Cyanobacteria Deferribacteres Deinococcus-Thermus Dictyoglomi Fibrobacteres/Acidobacteria Firmicutes Fusobacteria Gemmatimonadetes Lentisphaerae Nitrospirae Planctomycetes Proteobacteria Spirochaetes Thermodesulfobacteria Thermomicrobia Thermotogae Verrucomicrobia Bacteria (singular: bacterium) are unicellular microorganisms. ...



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