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Monday, 27 August 2012

Turtle VS Tortoise


Today I'm going to educate you people on the difference
between turtles & tortoise..
So,....

Difference in physique of turtle and tortoise:
Both turtle and tortoise have hard shells except the marine leatherback turtle. However, turtles have flat shells whereas tortoises have more vertical shaped shells.
Turtle and tortoise have different types of feet because turtle lives in the water and tortoise lives on the ground. Feet of these animals are designed according to this. Therefore, turtle have flippers so that they can swim and tortoise have feet with pads to walk through rough desert terrain. Turtle can live up to 20 – 40 years whereas tortoise can live up to 80 – 150 years. Still Turtles are more admired as pet as compared to tortoises.


Turtles that spend a good deal of time in the water usually have webbed feet for swimming. They are aquatic turtles (water turtles) or semi-aquatic (marsh and swamp type) turtles. There are also turtles that are semi-terrestrial, spending time both in the water and on the land. These 'land' turtles are also known as terrapins (the term terrapin is derived from the word terrapene, which means 'land turtle'). In the United States however, the term turtle is usually used to describe all of these, and includes approximately 200 species.

- google.com


TADAH!!!

Afghan Tortoise
 

Hermann Tortoise

Horsfield Tortoise
 
Ploughshare Tortoise

Giant tortoises move very slowly on dry land, at only 0.17 miles per hour (0.27 km/h).
- wiki


Texas map turtle  (Graptemys versa)

Blanding's turtle  (Emydoidea blandingii)

Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta).jpg

Red Eared Slider TURTLE
Btw mine is this type..

"The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a 
semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydida.."
photos from - http://www.arkive.org/
Very awesome website ^




cr : as tagged
^
THIS is NOT the only type of turtle..
Neither is this ^ lol..

2 comments:

Craig Peter said...

all turtle pic's is very nice
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Charles Marabella said...

wow I like the underwater sea turtle pic and the land tortoise too!