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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.


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The Family Emydidae is a member of the Superfamily Testudinoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Emydidae:

The Family Emydidae is further organized into finer groupings including:


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The Batagur, also called giant river turtle or mangrove terrapin (Batagur baska) is a species of riverine . It is one of the most critically-endangered turtle species according to a 2003 assessment by the IUCN. Batagur baska is a rare and endangered Asian river terrapin also called the "Royal Turtle" in Cambodia because its eggs were a royal delicacy. [more]


The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to Louisiana and northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The turtle is the only species of the genus Chrysemys, which is part of the pond turtle family Emydidae. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago, but four regionally based subspecies (the eastern, midland, southern, and western) evolved during the last ice age. [more]


Clemmys is a genus of turtle, consisting of one North American species, the spotted turtle (C. guttata), [more]


Asian box turtles are turtles of the genus Cuora in the family Geoemydidae comprising 10?11 species with about the same number of subspecies. The keeled box turtle (Pyxidea mouhotii / Cuora mouhotii) is often included in this genus but is also often placed in its own genus (Pyxidea). The genus occurs from Assam throughout Southeast Asia and central to southern China northeastwards to Japan, and southeastwards to the borders of the Wallacea and onto Indonesia and the Philippines. [more]







Blanding's turtle (Emys blandingii or Emydoidea blandingii) is a semi-aquatic turtle of the family Emydidae. It is considered to be an endangered species throughout much of its range. [more]


Emys is a small of turtles. Its members are: [more]







Graptemys is a genus of turtles known commonly as map turtles or sometimes sawback turtles. They are aquatic, freshwater turtles that are found throughout the eastern half of the United States and northward into southern Canada. They superficially resemble many other species of aquatic turtle, including sliders (Trachemys) and cooters (Pseudemys). However, they are distinguished by a keel that runs the length of the center of their carapace; they also typically grow to a smaller size at maturity. They are given the name map turtle due to the map-like markings on the carapace. Average life expectancy of map turtles ranges from 15 to 20 years. [more]


Homopus is a genus of in the Testudinidae family. It contains the following species: [more]


Kinixys is a genus of in the Testudinidae family. It contains the following species: [more]



The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) or simply terrapin, is a species of turtle native to the brackish coastal swamps of the eastern and southern United States. It belongs to the monotypic genus, Malaclemys.  It has one of the largest ranges of all  turtles in North America, stretching from the Florida Keys to Cape Cod. [more]


Manouria is a genus of in the Testudinidae family. It contains the following species: [more]


Mauremys is a genus of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly called Bataguridae). Ocadia and Chinemys are included here by some scientists, but not by the majority nor by hobbyists. [more]






Pseudemys is a of pond turtles also known as Cooter Turtles, especially in the state of Florida. (The word "cooter" may be used to refer to snapping turtles of the Chelydridae family elsewhere in the southeastern United States.) Cooter stems from kuta, the word for turtle in the Bambara and Malinké languages, brought to America by African slaves. [more]


A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia. [more]


Rhinoclemmys is a genus in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). They are commonly known as the Neotropical wood turtles and are the only geoemydids known from the Americas. As such, they have adapted to a wide range of habitats, which is reflected in the species' common names. [more]


The box turtle (Terrapene), or box tortoise is a genus of turtle native to North America (United States and Mexico). The 12 taxa which are distinguished in the genus are distributed over four species. It is largely characterized by having a domed shell, which is hinged at the bottom, allowing the animal to close its shell tightly to escape predators. Box turtles have become popular pets, although their needs in captivity are complex. [more]




Trachemys is a of water turtles found in North, Central, and South America. They are commonly known as "Sliders". It includes the Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), which is the most common turtle kept as a pet. [more]

At least 44 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Trachemys.

More info about the Genus Trachemys may be found here.


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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 02:29:40