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Sea Turtle Wall Decal measures 28×11 inches. The Sea Turtle Wall decal is easily applied to walls. This underwater beauty gracefully swims through the water. The gorgeous shell and the peaceful nature of this endangered species make it a favorite sea turtle wall sticker. Our turtle wall decals are easy to apply and come with application instructions. Use the sea turtle wall decor to decorate any room to show your love of turtles.
Sea turtles (superfamily Chelonioidea), sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines and of the suborder Cryptodira. The seven existing species of sea turtles are the green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, flatback sea turtle, and leatherback sea turtle. Sea turtles, along with other turtles and tortoises, are part of the order Testudines. All species except the leatherback sea turtle are in the family Cheloniidae. The leatherback sea turtle is the only extant member of the family Dermochelyidae.
The origin of sea turtles goes back to the Late Jurassic (150 million years ago) with genera such as Plesiochelys, from Europe. In Africa, the first sea turtle is Angolachelys, from the Turonian of Angola. However, neither of these are related to extant sea turtles; the oldest representative of the lineage leading to these was Desmatochelys padillai, from the Early Cretaceous.
A lineage of unrelated marine testudines, the pleurodire (side-necked) bothremydids, also survived well into the Cenozoic. Other pleurodires are also thought to have lived at sea, such as Araripemys and extinct pelomedusids. Modern sea turtles constitute a single radiation that became distinct from all other turtles at least 110 million years ago.
Sea turtles’ limbs and brains have evolved to adapt to their diets. One of the main things sea turtles consume is jellyfish and the use of their limbs to hold, swipe, and forage their food has helped them eat more efficiently. Originally sea turtles’ limbs have evolved for locomotion but now they have evolved to aid them in the ability to get food.
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