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Turtle - Wikipedia
31 Jan 2020 at 11:48pm
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. " Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines (British English).

turtle | Species, Classification, & Facts | Britannica
13 Feb 2020 at 5:46am
Turtle, (order Testudines), any reptile with a body encased in a bony shell, including tortoises. Although numerous animals, from invertebrates to mammals, have evolved shells, none has an architecture like that of turtles. The turtle shell has a top (carapace) and a bottom (plastron).

Turtle Facts | Live Science
18 Feb 2020 at 5:33am
Turtles are reptiles with hard shells that protect them from predators. They are among the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles, having evolved millions of years ago. Turtles live all over...

10 Facts About Turtles and Tortoises
17 Feb 2020 at 3:33am
The vast majority of the 350 or so species of turtles and tortoises are "cryptodires," meaning these reptiles retract their heads straight back into their shells when threatened. The rest are "pleurodires," or side-necked turtles, which fold their necks to one side when retracting their heads.

Turtles, Water Turtles, Box Turtles, Aquatic or Semi-aquatic ...
15 Feb 2020 at 11:35am
Turtles that spend a good deal of time in the water usually have webbed feet for swimming. They are aquatic turtles (water turtles) or semi-aquatic (marsh and swamp type) turtles. There are also turtles that are semi-terrestrial, spending time both in the water and on the land.

Turtles of New York
27 Dec 2019 at 5:06pm
Turtles of New York. Many cultures tell fascinating tales about turtles. Several North American Native tribes speak of a great turtle floating in a primal sea, before there was any land.

Species of Turtles Found in New York - NYS Dept. of ...
14 Feb 2020 at 3:08am
The species distribution maps show the known range of each species found in New York. This information is gathered from the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project from 1990-1999. In a few cases, new locations are noted on the maps with additional reports that were gathered up to 2007. Data from the ...

Turtles and Tortoises - The New York Times
10 Feb 2020 at 12:59pm
Rescuing Sea Turtles From Fishermen?s Nets. An organization on the coast of Kenya tries to persuade local residents to help return the trapped reptiles to the ocean, rather than sell their meat ...

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