Do Turtles Have a Backbone?

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Turtles are reptiles and vertebrates meaning they have a backbone. Their backbone and their ribs are in fact merged to their shell. They also have bones in their head and flippers as well. Turtles do not have teeth but they have a sharp beak that they utilise to tear up their food into lesser pieces.
Q&A Related to "Do Turtles Have a Backbone?"
It's inside its shell. I think the shell is an extension of its spine, attached to the backbone... The link has a picture of a turtle skeleton, maybe that will make things clearer
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200803...
A shell. Their backbone is embedded into the shell so it cannot be removed.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_turtles_have_tha...
The Shell. Of course, the answer is a turtle's first defense, its shell.
http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Animals/Turtles-20671....
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