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turtle : any of an order (Testudines synonym Chelonia) of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine reptiles that have a toothless horny beak and a shell of bony dermal plates usually covered with horny shields enclosing the trunk and into which the head, limbs, and tail usually may be withdrawn — Webster

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Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known members of this group date from 157 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than snakes or crocodilians. Of the 327 known species alive today, some are highly endangered.

Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called cold-blooded—meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback sea turtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water.

Turtles are classified as amniotes, along with other reptiles, birds, and mammals. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. — Wikipedia

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Swimming with turtles at Sipadan, Borneo (Tim Ecott, Wonderlust)

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How Do Sea Turtles Find the Exact Beach Where They Were Born? (Carrie Arnold, National Geographic)
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The survival of the sea turtle (Scott Gass, TED-Ed)

Information About Sea Turtles, Their Habitats and Threats to Their Survival (Sea Turtle Conservancy)
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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Sea Turtle Conservancy)
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Wikipedia)

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An ancestral turtle from the Late Triassic of southwestern China (Chun Li, et al., Nature)

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