The well known tortoises are the East Asian tortoise (Indotestudo elongate), starred tortoise (Geochelone elegans) and eastern hill tortoise (Manouria emys).
In this regard, tortoise and turtle can be distinguished by the following points:
(a) Tortoises mainly inhabit on land. Turtles, on the other hand, chiefly inhabit in water. They come to the land for laying eggs.
(b) The limbs of the tortoise are equipped with claws which enable them to move on the ground. Turtles have flattened limbs with webbed toes .that facilitate swimming.