The Tree of Life Cladogram
Turtles & Tortoises

CHARACTERISTICS: animals with a backbone; two broad bony shells that enclose and protect the body; jaws without teeth that form a beak-like structure
KNOWN SPECIES: 328
SIZE RANGE: 3 inches to 6.5 feet (8 centimeters to 2 meters)
WHERE THEY LIVE: in oceans, fresh waters, and on land

Here are just SOME of the world's turtles & tortoises:
Photos are not actual size! Aldabra tortoise Indian star tortoise Map turtle
Leatherback sea turtle Radiated tortoise
Leatherback sea turtle Guess What?
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Leatherback sea turtle Radiated tortoise