As for reptiles, Australia has a few tortoises, all of one family, and not of great size.
The land tortoises chiefly belong to the genus Cynyxis.
The reptiles (tortoises) are also nearly allied to the Mascarenes and Madagascar species which once existed.
Of the seven species of giant tortoises known to science (although at the discovery of the islands there were probably fifteen) all are indigenous, and each is confined to its own islet.
Turtles and tortoises are plentiful on the coast.