Weird and cute turtles

Mata mata (binomial name Chelus fimbriatus)

Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)

Long-neck Turtle (Chelodina longicollis)

Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata)

Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)

Spotlight Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera, formerly Trionyx spiniferus)

Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera, formerly Trionyx spiniferus)

Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)

Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Argentine Snake-necked Turtle (Hydromedusa tectifera)

Cantor's giant soft-shelled turtle (Pelochelys cantorii)

Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum)

Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest of all living sea turtles

Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

Galapagos Giant Tortoise (Geochelone nigra)

Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (the crown group of the superorder Chelonia), 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.

The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known turtles date from 215 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than lizards and snakes. About 300 species are alive today, and some are highly endangered.

Like other reptiles, turtles are ectotherms - varying their internal temperature according to the ambient environment, commonly called cold-blooded. Anomalistically, leatherback sea turtle have higher body temperature than surrounding water since their high metabolic rate. Like other amniotes (reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, and mammals), they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. The largest turtles are aquatic. [Wikipedia]

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