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Turtle And Tortoise Common Names

This is not a complete list of Turtles but should be a pretty good list. If you know of others

then please feel free to let us know and we will add it. If you happen to have a picture of one

of the turtles listed and would like to add it to our gallery please let us know too.

Common Names

Common Name

Picture

Care

Snapping Turtles

  

Florida Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina osceola)

  

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina)

 

Caresheet

Alligator snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)

 

Caresheet

   

 

Common Name

Picture

Care

Box Turtles

 

Family

Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

  

Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri)

  

Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis)

  

Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina major)

  

Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata)

  

Desert Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata luteola)

  

Chinese Box Turtle Cistoclemmys flavomarginata  caresheet

Yucatan Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina yucatana caresheet

Common Name

Picture

Care

Map Turtles

 

Graptemys Family

Barbour’s Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri)

  

Yellow-blotched Map Turtle (Graptemys flavimaculata)

  

Common Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)

  

Mississippi Map Turtle (Graptemys kohnii)

  

Black-knobbed Map Turtle (Graptemys nigrinoda)

  

Ringed Map Turtle (Graptemys oculifera)

  

False Map Turtle 

      (Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica )

  

Ouachita Map Turtle

       (Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis)

  

Sabine Map Turtle

       (Graptemys pseudogeographica sabinensis)

  

Texas Map Turtle (Graptemys versa)

  

 

Common Name

Picture

Care

Mud Turtles

  

Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii)

  

Yellow Mud Turtle (Kinosternon flavescens)

  

Big Bend Mud Turtle (Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi)

  

Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum)

  

Mississippi Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum hippocrepis)

  

Sonoran Mud Turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense)

  

 

Common Name

Picture

Care

Musk Turtles

  

Razorback Musk Turtle (Sternotherus carinatus)

  

Flattened Musk Turtle (Sternotherus depressus)

  

Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor minor)

  

Stripe Neck Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer)

  

Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)

  

 

Common Name

Picture

Care

Sliders

  

(Trachemys decorata) Hispaniolan Slider

Trachemys decussata decussata Common Cuban Slider

Trachemys decussata angusta Taco River Slider

Trachemys dorbigni dorbigni Southern Orbigny or Brazilian Slider

Trachemys dorbigni brasiliensis Northern Orbigny or Brazilian Slider

Red-eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans care sheet

Trachemys scripta elegans Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta troostii Cumberland Slider

Trachemys scripta emolli Nicaraguan Slider

Trachemys scripta venusta Mesoamerican Slider

Trachemys scripta chichiriviche Venezuela Slider

Trachemys scripta scripta Yellow-bellied Slider

Trachemys scripta cataspila Huastecan Slider

Trachemys scripta callirostris Columbian Slider

Trachemys scripta gaigeae Big Bend Slider

Trachemys scripta grayi Gray’s Slider

Trachemys scripta hartwegi Nazas Slider

Trachemys scripta hiltoni Fuerte Slider

Trachemys scripta nebulosa Baja California Slider

Trachemys scripta ornata Ornate Slider 

Trachemys scripta taylori Cuatrocienegas Slider

Trachemys scripta yaquia Yaqui Slider

Trachemys stejnegeri stejnegeri Puerto Rican Slider

Trachemys stejnegeri maloney Inagua Slider

Trachemys stejnegeri vivina Dominican Slider

Trachemys terrapen Jamaican Slider

Common Name

Picture

Care

Softshell Turtles

  

Florida Softshell (Apalone ferox)

 

caresheet

Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica)

 

caresheet

Gulf coast Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera aspera)

 

caresheet

Guadalupe Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera guadalupensis)

 

caresheet

Western Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera hartwegi)

 

caresheet

Eastern Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera spinifera)

 

caresheet



Common Name

Picture

Care

Tortoises

  

Pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri)

 

caresheet

naming

Hermann Tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni

      – formerly known as T. h. robertmertensi)

Hermann Tortoise (Testudo hermani boettgeri)

picture

caresheet

Greek Tortoise (Testudo gracea Gracea)

  

Greek Tortoise (Testudo gracea Ibera)

 

Caresheet

Russian Tortoise (Testudo horsfieldi)

 

Caresheet

Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

 

Lifestyle

Aging my Tortoise

Breeding

Identify

Names

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)

 

Lifestyle

Aging my Tortoise

Breeding

Identify

Names

Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)

 

Lifestyle

Aging my Tortoise

Breeding

Conservation

Names

Speckled Tortoise, Homopus signatus

 

Caresheet

African spurred tortoises, Geochelone sulcata

 

Caresheet

Caresheet

Caresheet

Caresheet

Caresheet

 

Red-footed Tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria caresheet

Elongated Tortoise, Indotestudo elongata caresheet

Galapagos tortoise,   caresheet

Giant tortoise caresheet

Galápagos Tortoise caresheet

Western Hinge-back Tortoise,  Kinixys belliana nogueyi caresheet

Egyptian Tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni caresheet  husbandry  plight of  name

Leopard Tortoise, Geochelone pardalis caresheet

Radiated tortoises (Geochelone radiata) caresheet

Madagascar Ploughshare Tortoise, Geochelone yniphora caresheet

 

Diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin caresheet

Australian Snake-necked Turtle, Chelodina longicollis caresheet

Pig-nosed Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta caresheet

Twist-necked Turtle, Platemys platycephala caresheet

Mexican Wood Turtle, Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima caresheet

Reeves’ Turtle, Chinemys reevesii caresheet

Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle, Emydura subglobosa caresheet

Blanding’s Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii caresheet

Bog Turtle, Clemmys muhlenbergii caresheet

Argentine Snake-necked Turtle, Hydromedusa tectifera caresheet

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) caresheet

 

Pacific Pond Turtle, Clemmys marmorata caresheet

Impressed tortoise, Manouria impressa caresheet

Asian Forest Tortoise (Manouria emys) caresheet

Matamata Turtle, Chelus fimbriatus caresheet

 

Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta caresheet

Red-eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans caresheet

European Pond Turtle, Emys orbicularis caresheet

River Cooter, Pseudemys concinna caresheet

Many of the care sheets found are from the California Turtle & Tortoise Club. They have perhaps one of the best web sites on the Internet for reference to Turtle and Tortoises. That’s why they are considered an Essential Site here at Turtle Times.

 

Scientific Names Of Turtles

 

 

Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta

Red-Eared Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans

False Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica

Mississippi Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni

Common map Turtle

Graptemys geographica

Red-Bellied Turtle

Trachemys rubriventris

River Cooter

Pseudemys concinna

Cumberland Turtle

Trachemys scripta troostii

Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin terrapin

Revees’ Turtle

Chinemys reevesii

Mayalan Box Turtle

Cuora amboinensis amboinensis

Leaf Turtle

Cyclemys Dentata

Common Long-Necked Turtle

Chelodina Longicollis

Red-Bellied Side-Neck

Emydura subglobosa albertii

Common Musk Turte

Sternotherus odoratus

Western Pond Turtle

Clemmys marmorata

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macroclemys temminckii

Stireneck Musk Turtle

Sternotherus minor peltifer

Razorback Musk Turtle

Sternotherus carinatus

Flattened Nose Turtle

Sternotherus depressus

Loggerhead Musk Turtle

Sternotherus minor minor

Striped Mud Turtle

Kinosternon Baurii

Missippi Mud Turtle

Kinosternon Subrubrum hippocrepis

Eastern Mud Turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum

Yellow Mud Turtle

Kinosternon flavescens

Big Bend Mud Turtle

Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi

Ornate Box Turtle

Terrapene ornata ornata

Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina

Florida Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina bauri

Three-toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis

Bog Turtle

Clemmys muhlenbergii

Spotted Turtle

Clemmys guttata

Blanding’s Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii

Wood Turtle

Clemmys insculpta

Texas Map Turtle

Graptemys versa

Black-nkobbed Map Turtle

Graptemys nigrinoda

Ringed Map Turtle

Graptemys oculifera

Alabama Map Turtle

Graptemys pulchra

Yellow-blotched Map Turtle

Graptemys flavimaculata

Barbour’s Map Turtle

Graptemys barbouri

Common Map Turtle

Graptemys geographica

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