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Does a turtle have a skeleton?

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Yes, turtles have bones. The shell is made up of a carapace and plastron, which the ribs are attached to as are the hips and shoulders.

Unlike hermit crabs, turtles do not shed their shell – it is part of their body.

Each appendage – neck and legs – is supported with a skeletal bone structure.

Find more fascinating turtle facts in the brand new book TODAY’S DINOSAURS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TURTLES, TERRAPINS, AND TORTOISES by Stacey Venzel. (July 2017 / Sherpa Multimedia). Click for more info…

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