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Turtle notes
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  • 1. Class: ReptiliaBy Mr. “Hauss is in class” Chapman
  • 2. Class: Reptilia• There are about 6,500 species of reptiles.• skin is covered with waterproof scales.• Scales attach below the epidermis.
  • 3. Class: Reptilia• A heart with three chambers and a septum that partially divided ventricle.• This limits mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in the heart.
  • 4. Class: Reptilia• Most lay eggs that are covered with a soft shell or give birth to live young.• All reptiles are cold blooded.
  • 5. Class: Reptilia• Order: Testudines – turtles, tortoises, terrapins.• There are about 260 species of turtles.• Turtles limbs are modified to the environment they live in.
  • 6. Turtle Limbs• 3 Types of limbs:• 1. Aquatic: turtles do not have any toes and their limbs have been flattened into powerful flippers.
  • 7. Turtle Limbs• 2. Semi-aquatic: turtles have flatten, long limbs with webbed toes to help with swimming.• Ex. Red Ear Turtles, Painted, or Musk Turtles.
  • 8. Turtle Limbs• 3. Terrestrial: turtles have thick stumpy legs with short toes.• Terrestrial turtles actually walk on their knuckles.• Ex. Box Turtle or tortoises.
  • 9. Tortoise Walking
  • 10. Turtle Shell• The turtle shell is divided into two parts.1. Carapace – which is the top shell and is what the backbone is attached too.2. Plastron – is the bottom part of the shell, which are different sizes in different turtles.
  • 11. Food• Turtles eat a variety of different food any where from small mammals to fruits and vegetables.• Tortoises – are mostly herbivores and eat fruits and vegetables.
  • 12. Turtle Food• Semi-aquatic turtles are omnivores, but mostly eat worms and insects.
  • 13. Turtle Food• Aquatic turtles are mostly carnivores and mostly eat crustaceans and small fish.

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