07 Apr 2015.
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Montgomery Co, PA.
Rhinoclemys sp. Please acknowledge any use of this photo: Andy Jones, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.Turtle may refer to the chelonian order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling chelonians (British English).