Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grace Sea Turtles

November 4, 2010 by  
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Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines, characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield. “Turtle” may either refer to the Testudines as a whole, or to particular Testudines which make up a form taxon that is not monophyletic—see also sea turtle, terrapin, tortoise, and the [...]