Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

  • English
    • Tortoises
  • Spanish
    • Tortugas terrestres
  • Scientific Names
    • Testudinidae

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Flickr invite link »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Tree Browser »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

6133151241_fd514c8356_sMagnifier 1343290006_7bb108d4c7_sMagnifier 2858978889_eb9230d393_sMagnifier 19684228_292e6bfedc_sMagnifier 3126638860_94c7cef052_sMagnifier 5043918283_fa05c46f51_sMagnifier 4326264456_b84385b9e5_sMagnifier 3957818147_5abe84b51c_sMagnifier 1072049757_ae3047ba53_sMagnifier 3407504515_ea0032f5ca_sMagnifier 3024752833_b08d963733_sMagnifier 2573292542_5dd65235b7_sMagnifier 2473288766_04cc07e523_sMagnifier 6353824089_f4771da67d_sMagnifier SquareMagnifier 5983975803_45631deed1_sMagnifier 57391707_7c74624422_sMagnifier P1030087Magnifier 6280911060_884060e047_sMagnifier
Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Testudinidae."
Invite photos to iNat » View all photos tagged "Testudinidae" on Flickr »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rhcripps

Date

April 24, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

0002PRC

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rhcripps

Date

April 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

0001PRC

Photos / Sounds

What

Santa Cruz Island Giant Tortoise Chelonoidis porteri

Observer

annikaml

Date

March 7, 2012 02:31 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Observer

ripple_effect

Date

January 22, 2015 10:16 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

King or Queen of the hill

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Abingdon Island Giant Tortoise Chelonoidis nigra ssp. abingdonii [inactive]

Observer

annikaml

Date

March 7, 2012 09:15 AM CST

Description

"Lonesome George", the last of his species. Extinct as of June 24th, 2012.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Leopard tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis

Observer

nlaroche

Date

December 7, 2014 01:28 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Leopard tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis

Observer

simbamangu

Date

January 19, 2015 04:36 PM EAT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Date

January 21, 2015 11:43 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Burrow

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Geochelone pardalis Stigmochelys pardalis

Observer

abr

Date

August 1, 2002

Place

Etosha (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

captainconfley

Date

November 25, 2014 12:32 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found at Bahia Grande Unit. (Tagged)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Date

January 8, 1998

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ehfrandahl

Date

January 16, 2015 09:53 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)
View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...

No range data available.