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Animal biology

Skeleton of a turtle

 

Skeleton of a turtle: reptile with an oval shell and a horned beak. It has a very short tail and four short legs, and moves very slowly.
Skull: bony case of the brain of the tortoise.
Phalanges: small bones forming the fingers.
Humerus: arm bone.
Proscapular process: bone of pectoral girdle of a tortoise, situated in front of the coracoid.
Back bone: vertebral column of a tortoise.
Femur: thigh bone.
Tibia: one of the two leg bones.
Phalanges: small bones forming the toes.
Fibula: one the the two leg bones.
Pelvic girdle: set of bones to which the limbs of a tortoise are attached.
Coracoid: bone of the pectoral girdle of a tortoise.
Scapula: shoulder bone.
Radius: one of the two bones of the forearm.
Ulna: one of the two bones of the forearm.
Vertebra: each of the bones forming the spine of a tortoise.
Mandible: lower jaw of the tortoise.




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