Turtles that were rescued from animal traffickers at a recovery centre for wild animals, Brazil. Contrary to belief, the tortoise family are not related to lizards and serpents but with crocodiles and birds by a far off ancestor, a new study reveals.  Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Turtles that were rescued from animal traffickers at a recovery centre for wild animals, Brazil. Contrary to belief, the tortoise family are not related to lizards and serpents but with crocodiles and birds by a far off ancestor, a new study reveals.  Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

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