The Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle is a vertebrate which means it has a backbone. It is classified in a group of animals called Reptiles. Reptiles have no fur, lay eggs, have ear holes instead of ears, and are cold blooded.
Structures and Functions
The Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle's unique structures preform many functions. Their shell helps to protect the turtle. The top part of the shell is called the carapace. The bridge connects to the carapace to the bottom shell, called the plastron. Their webbed feet help them to swim fast. Their legs help them to walk on land as well as swim in water. The females use their back legs to dig a hole when they lay eggs.