Species Listing - Scientific Names

A listing of the world's extant turtles, organized by taxonomic Family.

The Families, Genera, and species are taken from Wikipedia articles. Unspecified links are to related pictures, [Description] links are to Species Descriptions, and [Care] links are to related care sheets.

  • Carettochelyidae
    • Carettochelys
      • insculpta
  • Chelidae
    • Acanthochelys, South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles
    • Chelodina, Snake-necked Turtles
      • canni (McCord & Thomson, 2002)
      • colliei (Gray, 1856)
      • longicollis (Shaw, 1794)
      • mccordi (Rhodin, 1994)
      • novaeguineae (Boulenger, 1888)
      • pritchardi (Rhodin, 1994)
      • reimanni (Philippen and Grossmann, 1990)
      • steindachneri (Siebenrock, 1914)
    • Chelus, Matamata turtles
      • fimbriatus
    • Elseya, Australian Snapping Turtles
    • Elusor, Mary River Turtle
    • Emydura, Australian Short-necked Turtles
      • subglobosa
    • Hydromedusa, South American Snake-necked Turtle
    • Macrochelodina, Thick-necked Snakeneck Turtles
      • burrungandjii (Thomson, Kennett & Georges, 2000)
      • expansa (Gray, 1857)
      • kuchlingi (Cann, 1997)
      • parkeri (Rhodin and Mittermeier, 1976)
      • rugosa (Ogilby, 1890)
    • Phrynops, Toad-headed Turtles
    • Platemys, Twisted-necked Turtles
    • Pseudemydura, Western Swamp Turtles
    • Rheodytes, Fitzroy River Turtles
  • Cheloniidae
    • Caretta
      • caretta
    • Chelonia
      • agassizii
      • mydas
    • Eretmochelys
      • imbricata
    • Lepidochelys
      • kempii
      • olivacea
    • Natotor
      • depressus
  • Chelydridae
  • Dermatemydidae
    • Dermatemys
      • mawii, Mesoamerican River Turtle
  • Dermochelidae
  • Emydidae
    • Chrysemys
      • picta, Painted Turtle
    • Clemmys
      • insculpta, Wood Turtle
      • guttata, Spotted Turtle
      • marmorata, Western Pond Turtle
      • muhlenbergii, Bog Turtle
    • Deirochelys
      • reticularia, Chicken Turtle
    • Emydoidae
      • blandingii, Blanding's Turtle
    • Emys
      • marmorata marmorata, Northern Pacific Pond Turtle
      • marmorata pallida, Southern Pacific Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis capolongoi, Sardinian Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis colchica, Colchis Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis eiselti, Eiselt's Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis fritzjuergenobstii, Obst's Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis galloitalica, Italian Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis hellenica, Western Turkey Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis hispanica, Spanish Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis iberica, Kura Valley Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis lanzai, Corsican Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis luteofusca, Central Turkey Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis occidentalis, North African Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis orbicularis, Common European Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis persica, Eastern Pond Turtle
      • orbicularis orientalis, Suedkaspi Pond Turtle
    • Graptemys
      • barbouri, Barbour's Map Turtle (Carr & Marchland, 1942)
      • caglei, Cagle's Map Turtle (Haynes & McKnown, 1974)
      • ernsti, Escambia Map Turtle (Lovich & McCoy, 1992)
      • flavimaculata, Yellow-blotched Map Turtle (Cagle, 1954)
      • geographica, Northern Map Turtle (Le Sueur, 1817)
      • gibbonsi, Pascagoula Map Turtle (Lovich & McCoy, 1992)
      • nigrinoda, Black-knobbed Map Turtle (Cagle, 1954)
      • oculifera, Ringed Map Turtle (Baur, 1890)
      • ouachitensis, Ouachita Map Turtle (Cagle, 1953)
      • pseudogeographica, False Map Turtle (Gray, 1831)
      • pulchra, Alabama Map Turtle (Baur, 1890)
      • versa, Texas Map Turtle (Stejneger, 1825)
    • Malaclemys
      • terrapin, Diamondback Terrapin
    • Pseudemys
      • alabamensis, Alabama Redbellied Turtle
      • concinna, Eastern River Cooter
      • floridana, Florida Cooter
      • gorzugi, Western River Cooter
      • nelsoni, Florida Redbellied Turtle
      • peninsularis, Peninsula Cooter
      • rubriventris, Eastern Redbelly Turtle
      • suwanniensis, Suwannee River Cooter
      • texana, Texas River Cooter
    • Terrapene
      • carolina [Care]
        • bauri, Florida Box Turtle (Taylor, 1894)
        • carolina, Eastern Box Turtle (Linnaeus, 1758) [Description]
        • major, Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Agassiz, 1857)
        • triunguis, Three-Toed Box Turtle (Agassiz, 1857)
        • mexicana, Mexican Box Turtle (Gray, 1849)
        • yucatana, Yucatan Box Turtle (Boulenger, 1895)
      • coahuila, Coahuilan Box Turtle (Schmidt & Owens, 1944)
      • nelsoni, Spotted Box Turtle (Stejneger, 1925)
      • ornata [Care]
        • ornata, Ornate Box Turtle (Agassiz, 1857)
        • luteola, Desert Box Turtle (Smith & Ramsey, 1952)
    • Trachemys
      • adiutrix, Brazilian Slider, Carvalho's Slider
      • decorata, Hispaniolan Slider
      • decussata
        • angusta, Taco River Slider
        • decussata, Common Cuban Slider
      • dorbignyi
        • braziliensis, Northern Orbigny's Slider
        • dorbignyi, Southern Orbigny's Slider
      • gaigeae, Big Bend Slider
      • scripta
        • callirostris, Columbian Slider
        • cataspila, Huastecan Slider
        • chichiriviche, Venezuelan Slider
        • elegans, Red-Eared Slider
        • emolli, Nicaraguan Slider
        • grayi, Gray's Slider
        • hartwegi, Nazas Slider
        • hiltoni, Fuerte Slider
        • nebulosa, Baja California Slider
        • ornata, Ornate Slider
        • scripta, Yellow-Bellied Slider
        • taylori, Cuatrocienegas Slider
        • troostii, Cumberland Slider
        • venusta, Belize Slider
        • yaquia, Yaqui Slider
      • stejnegeri
        • malone, Inagua Slider
        • stejnegeri, Puerto Rican Slider
        • vicina, Dominican Slider
      • terrapen
        • felis
        • terrapen, Jamaican Slider
  • Geoemydidae
    • Batagur
      • baska, Mangrove Terrapin

      Callagur

    • Chinemys
    • Cuora
      • amboinensis, Amboina Box Turtle (Daudin, 1802)
        • amboinensis (Daudin, 1802)
        • couro (Schweigger, 1812)
        • kamaroma (Rummler & Fritz, 1991)
        • lineata (McCord & Philippen, 1998)
      • bourreti, Central Vietnamese Box Turtle or Bourrets Box Turtle (Obst & Reimann, 1994)
      • cyclornata, Vietnamese three-banded Box Turtle (Blanck, Mccord & Le, 2006)
        • cyclornata (Blanck, Mccord & Le, 2006)
        • meieri (Blanck, Mccord & Le, 2006)
      • flavomarginata, Chinese Box Turtle, Yellow-margined Box Turtle or Snake-eating Turtle (Gray, 1863)
        • evelynae (Ernst & Lovich, 1990)
        • flavomarginata (Gray, 1863)
      • galbinifrons, Vietnamese Box Turtle (Bourret, 1939)
      • mccordi, McCord's Box Turtle (Ernst, 1988)
      • mouhotii (also Pyxidea mouhotii)
      • pani, Pan's Box Turtle (Song, 1987) = Cuora 'chriskarannarum'
        • pani (Song, 1987)
        • aurocapitata (Luo & Zong, 1988) placed into subspecies status by Artner, 2005 and Blanck & Tang, 2005
      • picturata, Southern Vietnamese Box Turtle (Lehr, Fritz & Obst, 1998)
      • trifasciata, Three-banded Box Turtle (Bell, 1825)
      • yunnanensis, Yunnan Box Turtle (Boulenger, 1906)
      • zhoui, Zhou's Box Turtle (Zhao, 1990) = Cuora 'pallidicephala'
    • Cyclemys
    • Furculachelys
    • Geoclemys
    • Geoemyda
    • Hardella
    • Heosemys
      • depressa, Arakan Forest Turtle (Anderson, 1875)
      • grandis, Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Gray, 1860)
      • leytensis, Philippine Pond Turtle (Taylor, 1920)
      • spinosa, Spiny Turtle (Bell, 1830)
    • Hieremys
    • Kachuga
    • Malayemys
    • Mauremys
    • Melanochelys
    • Morenia
    • Notochelys
    • Ocadia
    • Orlitia
    • Pyxidea
      • mouhotii (also Cuora mouhotii)
    • Rhinoclemmys
    • Sacalia
    • Siebenrockiella
    • Vijayachelys
  • Kinosternidae
    • Claudius
      • angustatus, Narrow-bridged Musk Turtle (Cope, 1865)
    • Kinosternon
      • acutum, Tabasco Mud Turtle (Gray, 1831)
      • alamosae, Alamos Mud Turtle (Berry & Legler, 1980)
      • angustipons, Central American Mud Turtle (Legler, 1965)
      • baurii, Striped Mud Turtle (Garman, 1891)
      • chimalhuaca, Jalisco Mud Turtle (Berry, Seidel, & Iverson, 1997)
      • creaseri, Creaser's Mud Turtle (Hartweg, 1934)
      • cruentatum, Red-cheeked Mud Turtle (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1851)
      • dunni, Colombian Mud Turtle (Schmidt, 1947)
      • flavescens, Yellow Mud Turtle (Agassiz, 1857)
      • herrerai, Herrara's Mud Turtle (Stejneger, 1945)
      • hirtipes, Mexican Mud Turtle (Wagler, 1830)
      • integrum, Mexican Mud Turtle (Le Conte, 1854)
      • leucostomum, White-lipped Mud Turtle (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1851)
      • oaxacae, Oaxaca Mud Turtle (Berry & Iverson, 1980)
      • scorpioides, Scorpion Mud Turtle (Linnaeus, 1766)
      • sonoriense, Sonoran Mud Turtle (Le Conte, 1854)
      • spurrelli, (Boulenger, 1913)
      • subrubrum, Eastern Mud Turtle (Lacépède, 1788)
    • Staurotypus
      • salvinii, Chiapus Giant Musk Turtle (Gray, 1864)
      • triporcatus. Mexican Giant Musk Turtle (Wiegmann, 1828)
    • Sternotherus
      • carinatus, Razorback Musk Turtle (Gray, 1855)
      • depressus, Flattened Musk Turtle (Tinkle & Webb, 1955)
      • minor, Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Agassiz, 1857)
      • odoratus, Common Musk Turtle or Stinkpot (Sonnini & Latreille, 1802)
  • Pelomedusidae
    • Pelomedusa, Helmeted turtles
      • subrufa
    • Pelusios, African mud turtles
      • acupulata
      • adansonii
      • castanaeus
      • castanoides (subspecies Pelusios castanoides intergularis)
      • chapini
      • gaboni
      • marani
      • niger
      • seychellensis
      • sinuatus
      • subniger (subspecies Pelusios subniger parietalis)
      • williamsii
  • Platysternidae
    • Platysternon, Big Headed Turtles
  • Podocnemidae
    • Erymnochelys, Madagascar big-headed turtles
      • madagascariensis
    • Peltocephalus, Big-headed Amazon turtles
    • Podocnemis, South American side-necked river turtles
  • Testudinidae
    • Agrionemys
    • Chersina
      • angulata, Bowsprit Tortoise
    • Dipsochelys
      • arnoldi, Arnold's Giant Tortoise
      • dussumieri, Aldabra Giant Tortoise
      • hololissa, Seychelles giant tortoise
    • Furculachelys
      • nabeulensis, Tunisian Spur-thigh Tortoise

    • Geochelone
      • carbonaria, Red-Footed Tortoise
      • chilensis, Chaco Tortoise
      • denticulata, Yellow-Footed Tortoise
      • elegans, Indian Star Tortoise
      • gigantea, Aldabra Giant Tortoise
      • nigra, Galápagos Giant Tortoise
      • pardalis, Leopard Tortoise
      • platynota, Burmese Star Tortoise
      • radiata, Radiated Tortoise
      • sulcata, African Spurred Tortoise (Sulcata Tortoise)
      • yniphora, Angulated Tortoise
    • Gopherus
      • agassizii, Desert Tortoise
      • berlandieri, Texas Tortoise
      • flavomarginatus, Bolson Tortoise
      • polyphemus, Gopher Tortoise
    • Homopus
      • aerolatus, Parrot-Beaked Cape Tortoise
      • boulengeri, Boulenger's Cape Tortoise
      • femoralis, Karroo Cape Tortoise
      • signatus, Speckled Cape Tortoise
      • bergeri, Berger's Cape Tortoise
    • Indotestudo
      • elongata, Elongated Tortoise
      • forsteni, Travancore Tortoise
    • Kinixys
      • belliana, Bell's Hinge-Backed Tortoise
      • erosa, Serrated Hinge-Backed Tortoise
      • homeana, Home's Hinge-Backed Tortoise
      • natalensis, Natal Hinge-Backed Tortoise
      • spekii
    • Malacochersus
      • tornieri, Pancake Tortoise
    • Manouria
      • emys, Brown Tortoise (Mountain Tortoise)
      • impressa, Impressed Tortoise
    • Psammobates
      • geometricus, Geometric Tortoise
      • oculiferus, Serrated Star Tortoise
      • Psammobates tentorius, African Tent Tortoise
    • Pyxis
      • arachnoides, Madagascan Spider Tortoise
      • planicauda, Madagascan Flat-Tailed Tortoise
    • Testudo
      • graeca, Greek Tortoise (Spur-Thighed Tortoise)
      • hermanni, Herman's Tortoise
      • horsfieldii, Russian Tortoise (Horsfield's Tortoise, or Central Asian Tortoise)
      • kleinmanni, Egyptian Tortoise
      • werneri, Negev Tortoise
      • marginata, Marginated Tortoise
      • tabulata, Jabuti
  • Trionychidae
    • Amyda
    • Apalone
      • ferox
      • mutica
      • spinifera
    • Aspideretes
    • Chitra
    • Cyclanorbis
    • Cycloderma
    • Dogania
    • Lissemys
    • Nilssonia
    • Palea
    • Pelochelys
    • Pelodiscus
    • Rafetus
    • Trionix