#amniotes Instagram Photos & Videos

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Spotted in the backyard after the rain. No 🐢 turtles were harmed in the taking of this photo. #richmondblogger #richmondvablogger #rvablogger #rva #richmondva #turtles #backyardamniotes #nature #lookinyourbackyard #aftertherain #amniotes

Spotted in the backyard after the rain. No 🐢 turtles were harmed in the taking of this photo. #richmondblogger #richmondvablogger #rvablogger #rva #richmondva #turtles #backyardamniotes #nature #lookinyourbackyard #aftertherain #amniotes

27 0 16 August, 2019
Can I please go back to this time two years ago with me and my favourite buddy ❤🥰🤸‍♀️
@zoelouisecarter
#turtle #turtles #turtleturtle #tenerife #sunonmyskin #amniotes #amphibians #reptiles

Can I please go back to this time two years ago with me and my favourite buddy ❤🥰🤸‍♀️
@zoelouisecarter
#turtle #turtles #turtleturtle #tenerife #sunonmyskin #amniotes #amphibians #reptiles

21 1 17 July, 2019
I have a bracelet of just these beads and love it! If you want a special handmade piece of art for jewelry contact me 💜
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Thank you @carolyn_zuzworsky my Friend for this adorable handmade crocheted coaster 🤗
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🐢 Charming Coffee Color Turtle Beads! 🐢💕
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When you have some free time please Google facts about Turtles! They're truly amazing! I love Animals so much! I really respect Turtles ☺✊🏻
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#Blessed #VividGenesis #etsy #etsysellers #etsyshop #VividGenesis #coffee #brown #color #beads #proudtobeahandcrafter #cafe #nature #ocean #oceanlife #oceanbeach #beach #beautyoftheocean #respectfortheturtle #reptiles #animals #amniote #amniotes #Iloveturtles #Iloveanimals #turtlepower #tortoise

I have a bracelet of just these beads and love it! If you want a special handmade piece of art for jewelry contact me 💜
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Thank you @carolyn_zuzworsky my Friend for this adorable handmade crocheted coaster 🤗
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🐢 Charming Coffee Color Turtle Beads! 🐢💕
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When you have some free time please Google facts about Turtles! They're truly amazing! I love Animals so much! I really respect Turtles ☺✊🏻
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#Blessed #VividGenesis #etsy #etsysellers #etsyshop #VividGenesis #coffee #brown #color #beads #proudtobeahandcrafter #cafe #nature #ocean #oceanlife #oceanbeach #beach #beautyoftheocean #respectfortheturtle #reptiles #animals #amniote #amniotes #Iloveturtles #Iloveanimals #turtlepower #tortoise

14 6 17 July, 2019
Turtle Obsession!
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🐢 Beautiful Turquoise Color Turtle Beads! 🐢💕
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When you have some free time please Google facts about Turtles! They're truly amazing! I love Animals so much! I really respect Turtles ☺✊🏻
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#Blessed #VividGenesis #etsy #etsysellers #etsyshop #VividGenesis #aqua #turquoise #color #beads #proudtobeahandcrafter #cafe #nature #ocean #oceanlife #oceanbeach #beach #beautyoftheocean #respectfortheturtle #reptiles #animals #amniote #amniotes #Iloveturtles #Iloveanimals #turtlepower #tortoise

Turtle Obsession!
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🐢 Beautiful Turquoise Color Turtle Beads! 🐢💕
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When you have some free time please Google facts about Turtles! They're truly amazing! I love Animals so much! I really respect Turtles ☺✊🏻
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#Blessed #VividGenesis #etsy #etsysellers #etsyshop #VividGenesis #aqua #turquoise #color #beads #proudtobeahandcrafter #cafe #nature #ocean #oceanlife #oceanbeach #beach #beautyoftheocean #respectfortheturtle #reptiles #animals #amniote #amniotes #Iloveturtles #Iloveanimals #turtlepower #tortoise

11 5 17 July, 2019
Basically I love Turtles! Any kind! I! Love!
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🐢 Charming Coffee Color Turtle Beads! 🐢💕
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When you have some free time please Google facts about Turtles! They're truly amazing! I love Animals so much! I really respect Turtles ☺✊🏻
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#Blessed #VividGenesis #etsy #etsysellers #etsyshop #VividGenesis #antiquesilver #silver #color #beads #proudtobeahandcrafter #cafe #nature #ocean #oceanlife #oceanbeach #beach #beautyoftheocean #respectfortheturtle #reptiles #animals #amniote #amniotes #Iloveturtles #Iloveanimals #turtlepower #tortoise

Basically I love Turtles! Any kind! I! Love!
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🐢 Charming Coffee Color Turtle Beads! 🐢💕
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When you have some free time please Google facts about Turtles! They're truly amazing! I love Animals so much! I really respect Turtles ☺✊🏻
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#Blessed #VividGenesis #etsy #etsysellers #etsyshop #VividGenesis #antiquesilver #silver #color #beads #proudtobeahandcrafter #cafe #nature #ocean #oceanlife #oceanbeach #beach #beautyoftheocean #respectfortheturtle #reptiles #animals #amniote #amniotes #Iloveturtles #Iloveanimals #turtlepower #tortoise

10 0 17 July, 2019
Painted Turtle  #amniotes #atthepond 
#naturephotography #turtle #d500 #nikon

Painted Turtle #amniotes #atthepond
#naturephotography #turtle #d500 #nikon

91 5 12 July, 2019
Ever wondered about the inner workings of lung ventilation in extant amniotes? 
See this article @iobopen
https://doi.org/10.1093/iob/oby004
by  G Capano; S Moritz; R L Cieri; L Reveret; E L Brainerd
Fig. 1 Costal kinematics and anatomy of the Argentine black and white tegu, Salvator merianae. Rib motions can be described as rotations about three anatomical axes: (A) bucket-handle rotation about a dorsoventral axis; (B) caliper rotation about a craniocaudal axis; and (C) pump-handle rotation about a mediolateral axis. (D) Anatomy of the thorax of S. merianae. (E) The sternal ribs articulate with the sternum via simple synchondrosis joints that suggest no anatomically constrained axis of rotation. Abbreviations: V1, V2, and V3, vertebral ribs 1, 2, and 3; S1, S2, and S3, sternal ribs 1, 2, and 3. 
#amniotes #lungs #ventilation #lizards #sciencelover #science #biologists #biologisthavemorefun #scientists #organisms

Ever wondered about the inner workings of lung ventilation in extant amniotes?
See this article @iobopen
https://doi.org/10.1093/iob/oby004
by G Capano; S Moritz; R L Cieri; L Reveret; E L Brainerd
Fig. 1 Costal kinematics and anatomy of the Argentine black and white tegu, Salvator merianae. Rib motions can be described as rotations about three anatomical axes: (A) bucket-handle rotation about a dorsoventral axis; (B) caliper rotation about a craniocaudal axis; and (C) pump-handle rotation about a mediolateral axis. (D) Anatomy of the thorax of S. merianae. (E) The sternal ribs articulate with the sternum via simple synchondrosis joints that suggest no anatomically constrained axis of rotation. Abbreviations: V1, V2, and V3, vertebral ribs 1, 2, and 3; S1, S2, and S3, sternal ribs 1, 2, and 3.
#amniotes #lungs #ventilation #lizards #sciencelover #science #biologists #biologisthavemorefun #scientists #organisms

10 0 9 July, 2019
#Repost @brukercorp
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Using a 3D microscopic X-Ray technique, this turtle was non-destructively imaged on a Skyscan 1173 with a pixel size of 35µm. One of the Bruker 3D.Suite complete software programs (CTVox) was used to 3D render this animated turtle. #turtle #PreclinicalImaging #microCT #SkyScan #reptile #amniotes

#Repost @brukercorp
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Using a 3D microscopic X-Ray technique, this turtle was non-destructively imaged on a Skyscan 1173 with a pixel size of 35µm. One of the Bruker 3D.Suite complete software programs (CTVox) was used to 3D render this animated turtle. #turtle #PreclinicalImaging #microCT #SkyScan #reptile #amniotes

21 0 7 July, 2019
Using a 3D microscopic X-Ray technique, this turtle was non-destructively imaged on a Skyscan 1173 with a pixel size of 35µm. One of the Bruker 3D.Suite complete software programs (CTVox) was used to 3D render this animated turtle. #turtle #PreclinicalImaging #microCT #SkyScan #reptile #amniotes

Using a 3D microscopic X-Ray technique, this turtle was non-destructively imaged on a Skyscan 1173 with a pixel size of 35µm. One of the Bruker 3D.Suite complete software programs (CTVox) was used to 3D render this animated turtle. #turtle #PreclinicalImaging #microCT #SkyScan #reptile #amniotes

80 6 7 July, 2019
Trying to be a turtle or when prehistoric amniotes meet 😁
Such a wonderful feeling!!! ✨#theyachttribe

Trying to be a turtle or when prehistoric amniotes meet 😁
Such a wonderful feeling!!! ✨ #theyachttribe

82 6 2 July, 2019
One of the #crucial #landmarks in the #evolutionaryhistory of #lifeonEarth was the appearance of #amniotes, land-dwelling #vertebrates that lay #eggs with a solid shell, thus no longer require an aqueous external environment for bringing about the #nextgeneration. Today, birds, reptiles and monotreme mammals inherit this #modeofreproduction; whereas our mammalian womb is an internalised modification of this #blueprint. Birds are unique among the living amniotes for producing #colouredeggshells through special #pigments, which many biologists theorised serve signalling purposes such as camouflage and species recognition, with the notorious egg mimicry by cuckoos serving a particularly cunning example. A recent study by @jasmina_wiemann of @yale and colleagues suggested that instead of being unique feature of birds, #eggshell #pigmentation first evolved in the #eumaniraptoran #theropod #dinosaurs of the #Mesozoic, which included celebrated fleet-footed and graceful predators such as Velociraptor and Troodon as well as the precursors of birds. The study relied on #chemicalfingerprinting of dinosaur and bird eggshells through #Ramanspectroscopy, since different molecules react to excitation by laser in particular ways. These researchers concluded that eumaniraptoran eggs, like these ones laid by a #gigantic #LateCretaceous #oviraptorosaur from China, contained the same types of eggshell pigments as modern birds, whereas the alligator and other dinosaurs do not. A short follow-up paper contested this conclusion by stating that some of today’s birds such as the white stork lay “colourless” eggshells which contain pigments at low level, to which the authors of the original study responsed by stating that a threshold level of pigmentation richness (indicative of coloration) is required for Raman #spectroscopy to detect the substance. Did dinosaurs find amusement in #Easteregghunts? #instapalaeo #prehistoricsafari #evolution #archosaur #dinosauregg

One of the #crucial #landmarks in the #evolutionaryhistory of #lifeonEarth was the appearance of #amniotes, land-dwelling #vertebrates that lay #eggs with a solid shell, thus no longer require an aqueous external environment for bringing about the #nextgeneration. Today, birds, reptiles and monotreme mammals inherit this #modeofreproduction; whereas our mammalian womb is an internalised modification of this #blueprint. Birds are unique among the living amniotes for producing #colouredeggshells through special #pigments, which many biologists theorised serve signalling purposes such as camouflage and species recognition, with the notorious egg mimicry by cuckoos serving a particularly cunning example. A recent study by @jasmina_wiemann of @yale and colleagues suggested that instead of being unique feature of birds, #eggshell #pigmentation first evolved in the #eumaniraptoran #theropod #dinosaurs of the #Mesozoic, which included celebrated fleet-footed and graceful predators such as Velociraptor and Troodon as well as the precursors of birds. The study relied on #chemicalfingerprinting of dinosaur and bird eggshells through #Ramanspectroscopy, since different molecules react to excitation by laser in particular ways. These researchers concluded that eumaniraptoran eggs, like these ones laid by a #gigantic #LateCretaceous #oviraptorosaur from China, contained the same types of eggshell pigments as modern birds, whereas the alligator and other dinosaurs do not. A short follow-up paper contested this conclusion by stating that some of today’s birds such as the white stork lay “colourless” eggshells which contain pigments at low level, to which the authors of the original study responsed by stating that a threshold level of pigmentation richness (indicative of coloration) is required for Raman #spectroscopy to detect the substance. Did dinosaurs find amusement in #Easteregghunts? #instapalaeo #prehistoricsafari #evolution #archosaur #dinosauregg

103 0 29 June, 2019
Chillin’ with some bucklebunnies & buckleboys at the Backyard 🐢 1yr anniversary party 🐢 @djaidenbrasher supplies the kick-ass soundtrack and smoke 💨 🔥🐢
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@backyarddtx @pbrtexas .
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#turtleracing #turtleraces #turtle #dallas #texas #amniotes #cheloniology #dj #djlife #dfw #northtexas #goodtimes #outandabout #mondaynight #nightlife

Chillin’ with some bucklebunnies & buckleboys at the Backyard 🐢 1yr anniversary party 🐢 @djaidenbrasher supplies the kick-ass soundtrack and smoke 💨 🔥🐢
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@backyarddtx @pbrtexas .
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#turtleracing #turtleraces #turtle #dallas #texas #amniotes #cheloniology #dj #djlife #dfw #northtexas #goodtimes #outandabout #mondaynight #nightlife

18 1 4 June, 2019
#anGEblickt #turtle

I'd like a live lawnmower like that, too.

By the way.... Spur turtles belong to the third largest land turtle species in the world. 😁

Ich hätte auch gerne so einen lebendigen Rasenmäher.

Nebenbei... Spornschildkröten zählen zur drittgrößten Landschildkrötenart der Welt.

#reptiles #turtles #animals #amniotes #tortoise #tortoises #nature #landturtle
#turtlegarden #spornschildkröte #schildkröte #zoo #natur #tiere #fressen #landschildkröte #schildkrötengarten #p20pro #huawaiP20Pro #huawei #phonevideography

#anGEblickt #turtle

I'd like a live lawnmower like that, too.

By the way.... Spur turtles belong to the third largest land turtle species in the world. 😁

Ich hätte auch gerne so einen lebendigen Rasenmäher.

Nebenbei... Spornschildkröten zählen zur drittgrößten Landschildkrötenart der Welt.

#reptiles #turtles #animals #amniotes #tortoise #tortoises #nature #landturtle
#turtlegarden #spornschildkröte #schildkröte #zoo #natur #tiere #fressen #landschildkröte #schildkrötengarten #p20pro #huawaiP20Pro #huawei #phonevideography

41 1 28 May, 2019
Happy Memorial Day everyone. The chicks have hatched!! 🐤🐣 #amniotes #aves #zoology #birds

Happy Memorial Day everyone. The chicks have hatched!! 🐤🐣 #amniotes #aves #zoology #birds

43 0 27 May, 2019
Aves, the class of birds, can be classified by their adaptations for flight. Though there are flightless bird examples adapted for life on the ground (ratites), many of the characteristic bird features are suited for flight. From the variation in feather types and air pockets in the bones, to the specific flight muscles and extra air sacs in the lungs. Birds are perfectly engineered to take flight. 🦆🦅🦉#chordata #vertebrates #amniotes #aves #reptiles #birds #flight #ratites #feathers #blueheron #shorebirds #sandhillcrane #osprey #quail #pelican

Aves, the class of birds, can be classified by their adaptations for flight. Though there are flightless bird examples adapted for life on the ground (ratites), many of the characteristic bird features are suited for flight. From the variation in feather types and air pockets in the bones, to the specific flight muscles and extra air sacs in the lungs. Birds are perfectly engineered to take flight. 🦆🦅🦉 #chordata #vertebrates #amniotes #aves #reptiles #birds #flight #ratites #feathers #blueheron #shorebirds #sandhillcrane #osprey #quail #pelican

35 1 16 May, 2019
Apologies for the bad quality- I had troubles taking a picture while squatting on a muddy ditch bank with wet hands. Anyway, what do you think those black dots are?
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The answer is- frog eggs! As all amphibians, frogs are anamniotes, meaning that their eggs do not possess the membrane known as amniote- unlike reptiles, for instance, whose eggs are instead encapsuled in a hard shell. The amniote serves primarily as a "filter" to allow exchange of oxygen and waste with the environment, so its lack means that amphibians must lay their eggs in the water (or, at least, in constantly moist conditions) for them to survive. The appearance of the amniote was a crucial step in vertebrate evolution, as it allowed reptiles to thrive in the most various ecosystems even without a regular water supply. Still, some amphibians do manage to survive in harsh environments, even deserts- they wait for sporadic rainfall to reproduce, or dig deep burrows to reach moist soil, just to mention a few of such adaptations. I can't wait to see a tadpole frenzy in our ditches!
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#frogs #frogsofinstagram #frog #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibians #herps #herpetology #animalsofinstagram #animals #zoology #biology #science #scicomm #eggs #egg #reproduction #breeding #evolution #adaptation #adaptorperish #amniotes #anamniotes #water #shell #survival

Apologies for the bad quality- I had troubles taking a picture while squatting on a muddy ditch bank with wet hands. Anyway, what do you think those black dots are?
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The answer is- frog eggs! As all amphibians, frogs are anamniotes, meaning that their eggs do not possess the membrane known as amniote- unlike reptiles, for instance, whose eggs are instead encapsuled in a hard shell. The amniote serves primarily as a "filter" to allow exchange of oxygen and waste with the environment, so its lack means that amphibians must lay their eggs in the water (or, at least, in constantly moist conditions) for them to survive. The appearance of the amniote was a crucial step in vertebrate evolution, as it allowed reptiles to thrive in the most various ecosystems even without a regular water supply. Still, some amphibians do manage to survive in harsh environments, even deserts- they wait for sporadic rainfall to reproduce, or dig deep burrows to reach moist soil, just to mention a few of such adaptations. I can't wait to see a tadpole frenzy in our ditches!
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#frogs #frogsofinstagram #frog #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibians #herps #herpetology #animalsofinstagram #animals #zoology #biology #science #scicomm #eggs #egg #reproduction #breeding #evolution #adaptation #adaptorperish #amniotes #anamniotes #water #shell #survival

41 0 14 May, 2019
This guy needed a little help across the path. Yes, I'm a picture taking addict and I don't care..Haha! 🐢📸 #ilovewildlife #photography #photographer #turtles #amniotes #dontgetbit #redeyes

This guy needed a little help across the path. Yes, I'm a picture taking addict and I don't care..Haha! 🐢📸 #ilovewildlife #photography #photographer #turtles #amniotes #dontgetbit #redeyes

31 6 7 May, 2019
There is so much diversity within the class Reptilia. Major adaptations in this group prepare animals for life on land. Thicker, impermeable skin and amniote eggs. #Chordata #amniotes #reptilia #reptiles #testudinata #crocadilia #squamata #lizard #snakes #alligators #snappingturtle #turtles #skinks

There is so much diversity within the class Reptilia. Major adaptations in this group prepare animals for life on land. Thicker, impermeable skin and amniote eggs. #Chordata #amniotes #reptilia #reptiles #testudinata #crocadilia #squamata #lizard #snakes #alligators #snappingturtle #turtles #skinks

46 1 7 May, 2019
¿Por qué es importante saber si tengo una fuga de líquido amniótico?
La fuga del líquido amniótico es muy riesgosa para el feto y la madre. Normalmente es causada por una ruptura de la membrana y  puede aumentar el riesgo de infección tanto para usted como para el  futuro  bebe, ya que proporciona una vía para que las bacterias ingresen al saco amniótico.
Consulte con su ginecólogo o farmacéutico(a) de confianza 
#AmnioTes es “Máxima tranquilidad y seguridad para la futura madre y su bebe

¿Por qué es importante saber si tengo una fuga de líquido amniótico?
La fuga del líquido amniótico es muy riesgosa para el feto y la madre. Normalmente es causada por una ruptura de la membrana y puede aumentar el riesgo de infección tanto para usted como para el futuro bebe, ya que proporciona una vía para que las bacterias ingresen al saco amniótico.
Consulte con su ginecólogo o farmacéutico(a) de confianza
#AmnioTes es “Máxima tranquilidad y seguridad para la futura madre y su bebe

26 1 16 April, 2019
This piece is a shout out to the first animal whose central nervous system carried out more decisions than its genes! Carl Sagan pinpoints it as an early lizard-like amphibiomorph from the Carboniferous era. This little guy opened the door to self awareness that eventually allowed humans to colonize and fuck everything up 🙃  Look for this print at the VCUarts senior expo May 3rd 4-9pm in Cabell Library! #evolution #evolutionarybiology #genes #DNA #brains #dendrites #nervoussystem #amniotes #digitalart #carlsagan Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Origins of Human Intelligence

This piece is a shout out to the first animal whose central nervous system carried out more decisions than its genes! Carl Sagan pinpoints it as an early lizard-like amphibiomorph from the Carboniferous era. This little guy opened the door to self awareness that eventually allowed humans to colonize and fuck everything up 🙃 Look for this print at the VCUarts senior expo May 3rd 4-9pm in Cabell Library! #evolution #evolutionarybiology #genes #DNA #brains #dendrites #nervoussystem #amniotes #digitalart #carlsagan Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Origins of Human Intelligence

94 12 13 April, 2019
#Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called #coldblooded - meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the #ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback #seaturtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water. Turtles are classified as #amniotes along with other #reptiles , #birds , and #mammals . Like other amniotes, turtles #breathe #air and do not lay #eggs #underwater , although many species live in or around #water . The study of turtles is called #cheloniology , after the #Greek word for #turtle . It is also sometimes called #testudinology , after the #Latin name for turtles. Photo by @malyyserg #divegurumexico #diveguru #diving #cozumel #mexico

#Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called #coldblooded - meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the #ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback #seaturtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water. Turtles are classified as #amniotes along with other #reptiles , #birds , and #mammals . Like other amniotes, turtles #breathe #air and do not lay #eggs #underwater , although many species live in or around #water . The study of turtles is called #cheloniology , after the #Greek word for #turtle . It is also sometimes called #testudinology , after the #Latin name for turtles. Photo by @malyyserg #divegurumexico #diveguru #diving #cozumel #mexico

128 2 10 April, 2019
Slowly but surely, we’ll get there buddy 🏁......🐢.
#amniotes

Slowly but surely, we’ll get there buddy 🏁......🐢.
#amniotes

20 3 9 April, 2019
香港公園的烏龜。

#turtle #amniotes #hongkong

香港公園的烏龜。

#turtle #amniotes #hongkong

5 0 31 March, 2019
Every day is a new experience here. Wake up and take a morning beach walk and find this beauty heading back to the Ocean! #turtles #turtlesofinstagram #costarica #animals #amniotes #watermamals #beachlife #amazing #amazinganimals #playalangosta #playatamarindo #conciergelife #tours #ocean #oceanlife #vacation #experiencelife

Every day is a new experience here. Wake up and take a morning beach walk and find this beauty heading back to the Ocean! #turtles #turtlesofinstagram #costarica #animals #amniotes #watermamals #beachlife #amazing #amazinganimals #playalangosta #playatamarindo #conciergelife #tours #ocean #oceanlife #vacation #experiencelife

47 6 1 March, 2019

Top #amniotes posts

Doesn't seem to mind me at all helping him cross the road.

Doesn't seem to mind me at all helping him cross the road.

102 10 19 October, 2017
香港公園的烏龜。

#turtle #amniotes #hongkong

香港公園的烏龜。

#turtle #amniotes #hongkong

5 0 31 March, 2019
Burianosaurus augustai, a new ornithopod from the Czech Republic. Too bad ornithopods take a back seat in relation to other dinosaurs, very much like oreodonts in the artiodactyl fan club, as is pointed out. #burianosaurusaugustai #burianosaurus #ornithopoda #ornithischia #tetrapodomorph #cerapoda #ornithopod #tetrapodomorpha #tetrapod #neornithischia #clypeodonta #tetrapodomorphs #genasauria #tetrapoda #tetrapods #sauria #saurian #saurians #newtaxa2017 #reptile #reptilia #reptiles #dinosauriformes #reptiliomorpha #ornithodirans #eucrocopods #eucrocopod #archosauriformes #eureptilia #amniotes

Burianosaurus augustai, a new ornithopod from the Czech Republic. Too bad ornithopods take a back seat in relation to other dinosaurs, very much like oreodonts in the artiodactyl fan club, as is pointed out. #burianosaurusaugustai #burianosaurus #ornithopoda #ornithischia #tetrapodomorph #cerapoda #ornithopod #tetrapodomorpha #tetrapod #neornithischia #clypeodonta #tetrapodomorphs #genasauria #tetrapoda #tetrapods #sauria #saurian #saurians #newtaxa2017 #reptile #reptilia #reptiles #dinosauriformes #reptiliomorpha #ornithodirans #eucrocopods #eucrocopod #archosauriformes #eureptilia #amniotes

7 0 12 September, 2018
Egg-laying amniotes (like the Peninsula Cooter in the picture) use an “egg tooth” to break out of their shells at birth. Some squamates (lizards and snakes) are born with an actual tooth that they use for this function before it is shed. Turtles, crocodilians, birds, and monotremes use an epidermal “horn” instead. The yolk sac is what provides nutrition for all embryonic amniotes during development, including humans. In the case of reptiles, the yolk sac is the only source of nutrition for young sometimes up to weeks after birth. They will refuse a meal until they have used up all of the proteins and lipoproteins in the sac. Turtles are the only reptiles whose sac’s remained exposed on the exterior of the body, and this is why I chose to use one as a model. #biology #amniotes #education #turtle #baby #babyturtle #cooter #eggs #conservation #science #herpetology #zoology

Egg-laying amniotes (like the Peninsula Cooter in the picture) use an “egg tooth” to break out of their shells at birth. Some squamates (lizards and snakes) are born with an actual tooth that they use for this function before it is shed. Turtles, crocodilians, birds, and monotremes use an epidermal “horn” instead. The yolk sac is what provides nutrition for all embryonic amniotes during development, including humans. In the case of reptiles, the yolk sac is the only source of nutrition for young sometimes up to weeks after birth. They will refuse a meal until they have used up all of the proteins and lipoproteins in the sac. Turtles are the only reptiles whose sac’s remained exposed on the exterior of the body, and this is why I chose to use one as a model. #biology #amniotes #education #turtle #baby #babyturtle #cooter #eggs #conservation #science #herpetology #zoology

73 1 8 March, 2017
#box #turtle
#abstract
#amniotes breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater
#reptiles
#cold-blooded #animals
The box turtle is a species like no other. With a beautifully powerful #shell and #gentle demeanor, it’s popular among pet owners and #wildlife enthusiasts alike. This timid #creature is #native to both the United States and Mexico.
Most turtles die in infancy when their shells are weakest and most vulnerable. However, a box turtle who survives past its most fragile age can live from 30 to 50 years. Since these reptiles have a highly domed, hatched shell, once fully hardened, these shells can protect a turtle from almost any predator.
#turtleShells are made of bone covered in keratin, the shells can withstand chewing by dogs and other animals, but does not respond well to falls from high places; #turtles are very careful around heights.
#conservation
#foto
#naturelover 
#wildlife
#aesthetic_carnival
#PhotoArt
#Pattern
#Texture
#ShellProtection
#PhotoCurator
#LennetteNewell ©Lennette Newell

#box #turtle
#abstract
#amniotes breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater
#reptiles
#cold-blooded #animals
The box turtle is a species like no other. With a beautifully powerful #shell and #gentle demeanor, it’s popular among pet owners and #wildlife enthusiasts alike. This timid #creature is #native to both the United States and Mexico.
Most turtles die in infancy when their shells are weakest and most vulnerable. However, a box turtle who survives past its most fragile age can live from 30 to 50 years. Since these reptiles have a highly domed, hatched shell, once fully hardened, these shells can protect a turtle from almost any predator.
#turtleShells are made of bone covered in keratin, the shells can withstand chewing by dogs and other animals, but does not respond well to falls from high places;  #turtles are very careful around heights.
#conservation
#foto
#naturelover 
#wildlife
#aesthetic_carnival
#PhotoArt
#Pattern
#Texture
#ShellProtection
#PhotoCurator
#LennetteNewell ©Lennette Newell

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