LifeExp (IMAGE) University of Southern Denmark Caption Contrary to humans but following patterns shown in other reptiles, males of turtles and tortoises outlive females. However, when females are larger than males, the study shows that females have longer life expectancies. Credit Ana Rita da Silva/University of Southern Denmark. Usage Restrictions w credit License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.