What’s with the name?

Curious TortoiseAustralia has more species of vascular plants than 94% of countries on Earth, more species of mammals than 93% of countries, more birds than 79% of countries, more amphibians than 95% of countries, and more reptiles than any other country on Earth.

Except, of course, for one missing group: tortoises.

There are a few marine and freshwater turtles, but alas no land-dwelling tortoises.

(Differences between turtles, tortoises and terrapins)