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Animals to Paint Online

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Turtle and Tortoise Online Painting Pages


Archelon
was a car-sized marine turtle (a chelonian) that lived when the dinosaurs did, during the late Cretaceous period. Primitive turtles evolved over 250 million years ago, during the early Permian period.
Turtles and tortoises are reptiles found worldwide. They have a hard shell protecting their body. The top shell is called the carapace; the bottom is called the plastron. The shell is covered with scutes, scales that are made of keratin (the same protein that our fingernails are made of).

Some turtles live on land, others spend most of their lives in the seas, retrning to the shore only ro reproduce. Turtles hatch from eggs; there is no parental care.

Many turtles can retract their head, 4 limbs, and tail into the shell for protection. They have a beak but no teeth, and no external ears, just two small holes on the sides of the head.



Desert Tortoise

A tortoise from southwestern North America.
painted turtle

Painted Turtle

This common turtle lives in ponds, marshes and slow-running rivers in North America.


Sea Turtle

Sea turtles are large marine turtles.


Snapping Turtle

A turtle with strong jaws and a long tail.



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