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Turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world, even older than snakes, alligators and crocodiles. They can be easily recognised by their bony, cartilaginous shell. This shell acts like a shield to protect them from predators. They are amniotes as they breathe air and lay their eggs on land.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Turtles live on every continent except ………………………………………..

2. The oldest ever recorded turtle was named Tu”i Malila who lived up to ………………………………

3. Turtles are adapted for aquatic life, with …………………………………feet and a streamlined body.

4. Their scientific name is ……………………………………………

5. More ………………………………hatchlings get produced during warmer temperatures.

6. The shell of a turtle is made up of ……………………………..different bones all connected together.

7. Most turtle species have ……………………..toes on each limb.

8. ……………………………………………………….has been observed swimming under the ice in the Great Lakes region.

9. The top domed part of a turtle’s shell is called the ……………………………………………

10. Their mating season starts in March and ends in ……………………………….

Answers:

1. Antarctica

2. 188 years

3. Webbed

4. Testudines

5. Female

6. 60

7. Five

8. The Blanding’s turtle

9. Carapace

10. October

 

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