Turtles of North America

This is a field guide of the turtles found in the United States. This is not an exhaustive list as there are several subspecies of turtles found in the United States. This field guide was designed to be used with lesson "Big Book of Turtles" which can be found: ...more ↓

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Common Box Turtle 1
Terrapene carolina
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Desert Tortoise 2
Gopherus agassizii
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Gopher Tortoise 3
Gopherus polyphemus
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Morafka’s Desert Tortoise 4
Gopherus morafkai
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Ornate Box Turtle 5
Terrapene ornata
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Berlandier's Tortoise 6
Gopherus berlandieri
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle 7
Caretta caretta
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Olive Ridley 8
Lepidochelys olivacea
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Leatherback Sea Turtle 9
Dermochelys coriacea
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Hawksbill 10
Eretmochelys imbricata
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Kemp's Ridley 11
Lepidochelys kempii
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Green Turtle 12
Chelonia mydas
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Alabama Map Turtle 13
Graptemys pulchra
Alabama Red-bellied Turtle
Pseudemys alabamensis
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Alligator Snapping Turtle 14
Macrochelys temminckii
Arizona Mud Turtle
Kinosternon arizonense
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Big Bend Slider 15
Trachemys gaigeae
Black-knobbed Map Turtle
Graptemys nigrinoda
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Barbour's Map Turtle 16
Graptemys barbouri
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Blanding's Turtle 17
Emydoidea blandingii
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Bog Turtle 16
Glyptemys muhlenbergii
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Western Chicken Turtle 18
Deirochelys reticularia
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Common Musk Turtle 19
Sternotherus odoratus
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Northern Map Turtle 20
Graptemys geographica
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Pond Slider 15
Trachemys scripta
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Snapping Turtle 21
Chelydra serpentina
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Northern Diamondback Terrapin 16
Malaclemys terrapin
Escambia Map Turtle
Graptemys ernsti
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Eastern Mud Turtle 22
Kinosternon subrubrum
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False Map Turtle 23
Graptemys pseudogeographica
Flattened Musk Turtle
Sternotherus depressus
Pascagoula Map Turtle
Graptemys gibbonsi
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Florida Red-bellied Cooter 25
Pseudemys nelsoni
Loggerhead Musk Turtle
Sternotherus minor minor
Mexican Mud Turtle
Kinosternon integrum
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Wood Turtle 23
Glyptemys insculpta
Chihuahuan mud turtle
Kinosternon hirtipes
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Northern Red-bellied Cooter 26
Pseudemys rubriventris
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Painted Turtle 13
Chrysemys picta
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Ouachita Map Turtle 27
Graptemys ouachitensis
Pearl River Map Turtle
Graptemys pearlensis
Peninsular Cooter
Pseudemys peninsularis
Ringed Map Turtle
Graptemys oculifera
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Keeled Musk Turtle 28
Sternotherus carinatus
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Rio Grande Cooter 29
Pseudemys gorzugi
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River Cooter 30
Pseudemys concinna
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Sonoran Mud Turtle 32
Kinosternon sonoriense
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Spotted Turtle 16
Clemmys guttata
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Eastern Spiny Softshell 33
Apalone spinifera
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Western Pond Turtle 34
Actinemys marmorata
Texas Map Turtle
Graptemys versa
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Striped Mud Turtle 35
Kinosternon baurii
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Yellow Mud Turtle 5
Kinosternon flavescens
Yellow-blotched Map Turtle
Graptemys flavimaculata

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