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Turtles are not classified as amphibians. Turtles are classified as reptiles like tortoises, snakes, lizards and alligators. A few common amphibians include frogs, newts, toads and salamanders. More »

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Two things that reptiles and amphibians have in common is that they both have a backbone and they both are primarily cold-blooded animals. The leatherback sea turtle, which is a reptile, is an exception to the cold-blood... More »

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Although turtles are mostly aquatic, they are indeed reptiles and not amphibians. Reptiles have a number of traits that distinguish them from amphibians, most of which make them better adapted to life on land. Modern tur... More »

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Softshell turtles are mostly carnivorous and commonly consume insects, molluscs, fish, crustaceans and amphibians, although a few species also eat plants or algae. They catch their food without the benefit of the sharp b... More »

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According to Scholastic, turtles differ in their movements based on their terrain. On land, turtles walk on the tip of their toes and move quite slowly, but in water a turtle's smooth shell and webbed feet allow it to mo... More »

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A turtle's ears are flat against the head, but a turtle can hear as well as a cat. Turtles have the same inner ear mechanisms that other animals do, and they also have an auditory nerve and the brain center required for ... More »

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Both tortoises and turtles are able to flip themselves over from a supine position. Adaptations such as tall, uneven shells assist in creating an imbalance that allows the turtle or tortoise to roll back to its feet. More »

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