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Extinct in Our Time

Cuora yunnanensis - Yunnan Box Turtle (extinct)



Acanthochelys macrocephala - Large-Headed Pantanal Swamp Turtle

Acanthochelys pallidipectoris -  Chaco Sideneck Turtle

Acanthochelys radiolata - Brazilian Radiolated Swamp Turtle

Acanthochelys spixii -  Spiny Neck Turtle



Actinemys marmorata - Western Pond Turtle



Amyda cartilaginea  -  Asian Softshelled Turtle



Annamemys annamensis - Vietnamese Leaf Turtle



Apalone mutica mutica - Smooth Softshell Turtle

Apalone spinifera spinifera - Spiny Softshell Turtle

Apalone ferox - Florida Softshell Turtle



Aspideretes gangeticus - Indian Soft-shelled Turtle



Batagur baska - River Terrapin / Tuntong



Batrachemys heliostemma - Amazon Toad-headed Turtle

Batrachemys nasuta - Toad-headed Turtle

Batrachemys tuberculatus - Tuberculate Toad-headed Turtle

Batrachemys zuliae - Zulia Toad-headed Turtle



Calemys insculpta - Wood Turtle (please look under Glyptemys)

Calemys muhlenbergii - Bog Turtle (please look under Glyptemys)



Callagur borneoensis - Painted Terrapin



Caretta caretta - Loggerhead Sea Turtle



Carettochelys insculpta - Pig-nosed Fly River Turtle



Chelodina expansa - Broad-Shelled Turtle (now known as Macrochelodina expansa)

Chelodina longicollis - Eastern Long-necked Turtle

Chelodina mccordi - McCord's Snake-necked Turtle

Chelodina novaeguineae - New Guinea Snake-necked Turtle

Chelodina oblonga - Narrow-breasted Snake-necked Turtle

Chelodina parkeri - Parker's Snake-necked Turtle

Chelodina reimanni - Reimann's Snake-necked Turtle

Chelodina siebenrocki - Siebenrock's Snake-necked Turtle



Chelonia mydas - Green Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas agassizii - Agassiz's Green Sea Turtle



Chelopus rubida rubida - Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle



Chelus fimbriatus - Matamata



Chelydra serpentina osceola -  Florida Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina serpentina -  Common Snapping Turtle



Chersina angulata - Bowsprit Tortoise



Chinemys nigricans  - Kwangtung river turtle, Redneck Pond Turtle

Chinemys reevesii - Reeve's Turtle

Chinemys reevesii megalocephala  - Chinese Broad-headed Turtle



Chitra chitra -  Striped Narrow Headed Soft Shell Turtle

Chitra indica - Narrow-headed Softshelled Turtle

Chitra  vandijki  - Van Dijk's Chitra



Chrysemys picta bellii - Western Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta dorsalis - Southern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta marginata - Midland Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta picta - Eastern Painted Turtle



Cistoclemmys flavomarginata - The Chinese Box Turtle  

Cistoclemmys galbinifrons bourreti  - Flowerback Box Turtle

Cistoclemmys galbinifrons galbinifrons - Flowerback Box Turtle

Cistoclemmys galbinifrons picturata - Flowerback Box Turtle

Cistoclemmys serrata - Serrated Box Turtle (species in question)



Claudius angustatus - Narrow-bridged Musk Turtle



Clemmys gutatta - Spotted Turtle

Clemmys insculpta - Wood Turtle (please look under Glyptemys)

Clemmys marmorata - Western Pond Turtle (please look under Actinemys)

Clemmys muhlenbergii - Bog Turtle (please look under Glyptemys)



Cuora amboinensis - Malayan box turtle

Cuora amboinensis amboinensis - Malayan box turtle

Cuora amboinensis couro - Malayan box turtle

Cuora aurocapitata - Golden-headed Box Turtle

Cuora flavomarginata - The Chinese Box Turtle (also known as Cistoclemmys flavomarginata)

Cuora galbinifrons bourreti  - Flowerback Box Turtle

Cuora galbinifrons galbinifrons - Flowerback Box Turtle

Cuora galbinifrons picturata - Flowerback Box Turtle

Cuora mccordi - Mccord's Box Turtle

Cuora pani - Pan's Box Turtle

Cuora serrata - Serrated Box Turtle (species in question)

Cuora trifasciata - Golden Coin turtle / Chinese three-striped box turtle

Cuora yunnanensis - Yunnan Box Turtle (extinct)

Cuora zhoui - Zhou's Box Turtle



Cyclanorbis elegans - Nubian Flapshell Turtle



Cyclemys dentata - Asian Leaf Turtle

Cyclemys tcheponensis - Striped-neck Leaf Turtle



Cycloderma frenatum -  Zambezi Flapshell Turtle

Cycloderma aubryi - Aubry's Flapshell Turtle



Deirochelys reticularia reticularia - Eastern Chicken Turtle



Dermatemys mawii - Central American River Turtle



Dermochelys coriacea - Leatherback Sea Turtle



Dogania subplana -  Malayan Softshell Turtle



Elseya branderhorsti - Southern New Guinea Snapping Turtle

Elseya dentata -  Northern Australian Snapping Turtle

Elseya novaeguineae - New Guinea Snapping Turtle

Elseya schultzei - Peachy Pink Belly, Northern New Guinea Snapping Turtle



Emydoidea blandingii - Blanding's Turtle



Emydura krefftii -  Krefft's River Turtle

Emydura macquarii macquarii - Murray Turtle

Emydura subglobosa - Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle

Emydura tanybaraga - Northern Yellow-faced Turtle

Emydura worrelli - Diamond Head Turtle (Also known as Emydura subglobosa worrelli)



Emys blandingii - Blanding's Turtle

Emys orbicularis orbicularis - European Pond Turtle

Emys orbicularis orientalis - Suedkaspi Pond Turtle



Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata - Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata bissa - Pacific Hawksbill Turtle



Erymnochelys madagascariensis - Madagascan Big-headed Turtle



Geochelone carbonaria - Red-foot Tortoise

Geochelone chilensis - Chaco Tortoise

Geochelone denticulata - Yellow-foot Tortoise

Geochelone elegans - Star Tortoise (Indian)

Geochelone elegans - Star Tortoise (Sri Lankan)

Geochelone gigantea - Aldabran Tortoise


Geochelone nigra - Galapagos TortoiseGallery Dedicated to Galapagos Tortoises

Geochelone nigra abingdoni - Abingdon Island Tortoise

Geochelone nigra becki - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra chathamensis - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra darwini - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra duncanensis - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra ephippium - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra hoodensis - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra porteri - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra vandenburghi - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone nigra vicina - Galapagos Tortoise

Geochelone pardalis babcocki - Leopard Tortoise

Geochelone pardalis pardalis - Leopard Tortoise

Geochelone platynota - Burmese Star Tortoise

Geochelone (Astrochelys) radiata - Radiated Tortoise

Geochelone sulcata - African Spurred Tortoise

Geochelone yniphora - Madagascar Ploughshare Tortoise



Geoclemys hamiltoni - Indian Spotted Turtle / Black Pond Turtle



Geoemyda spengleri - Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

Geoemyda japonica - Japanese Leaf Turtle



Glyptemys insculpta - Wood Turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii - Bog Turtle



Gopherus agassizii -  Desert Tortoise

Gopherus berlandieri  - Texas Tortoise

Gopherus flavomarginatus  - Bolsen Tortoise

Gopherus polyphemus - Gopher Tortoise



Graptemys barbouri - Barbour's Map Turtle

Graptemys caglei - Cagle's Map Turtle

Graptemys ernsti - Escambia Bay Map Turtle

Graptemys flavimaculata - Yellow-Blotched Map Turtle

Graptemys geographica - Map Turtle

Graptemys gibbonsi - Pearl River Map Turtle

Graptemys nigrinoda delticola - Southern Black-knob Sawback Map Turtle

Graptemys nigrinoda nigrinoda - Black-knobbed Map Turtle

Graptemys oculifera - Ringed Map Turtle

Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis - Ouachita Map Turtle

Graptemys ouachitensis sabinensis - Sabine Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica - False Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii - Mississippi Map Turtle

Graptemys pulchra - Alabama Map Turtle

Graptemys versa - Texas Map Turtle



Hardella thurjii indi - Crowned River Turtle



Heosemys depressa - Akaran Forest Turtle

Heosemys grandis - Giant Asian Pond Turtle

Heosemys leytensis - Leyte Pond Turtle

Heosemys spinosa - Spiny hill turtle




Hieremys annandalei  - Yellow-headed Temple Turtle



Homopus aerolatus -  Padloper - Parrot-beak Tortoise

Homopus bergeri - Nama Padloper  

Homopus signatus cafer - The Southern Speckled Tortoise

Homopus signatus signatus - The Namaqualand Speckled Tortoise



Hydromedusa tectifera - Argentine Snake-necked Turtle



Indotestudo elongata - Elongated Tortoise

Indotestudo forstenii - Forsten's Tortoise

Indotestudo travancorica - Travancore Tortoise



Kachuga dhongoka - Three Striped Roof Turtle

Kachuga smithii - Brown Roof Turtle

Kachuga tecta - Indian Roofed Turtle

Kachuga tentoria circumdata - Circled Indian Tent Turtle

Kachuga tentoria flaviventer - Yellow-bellied Tent Turtle

Kachuga tentoria tentoria- Indian Tent Turtle

Kachuga trivittata -  Burmese Roofed Turtle



Kinixys belliana belliana - Bell's Hingeback Tortoise

Kinixys belliana nogueyi - Western Bell's Hingeback Tortoise

Kinixys belliana zombensis – Southeastern Bell's Hingeback

Kinixys erosa - Forest Hingeback Tortoise

Kinixys homeana - Home's Hingeback Tortoise

Kinixys lobatsiana – Lobatse hingeback

Kinixys spekii -  Speke's Hinge-Back Tortoise



Kinosternon acutum - Tabasco Mud Turtle

Kinosternon baurii -  Striped Mud Turtle

Kinosternon creaseri -  Creaser's Mud Turtle

Kinosternon flavescens - Yellow Mud Turtle

Kinosternon leucostomum -  White-lipped Mud Turtle

Kinosternon scorpioides -  Scorpion Mud Turtle

Kinosternon scorpioides albogulare - White-throated Mud Turtle

Kinosternon scorpioides cruentatum - Red-Cheeked Mud Turtle

Kinosternon sonoriense sonoriense -  Sonoran Mud Turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum hippocrepis - Mississippi Mud Turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum - Eastern Mud Turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri - Florida Mud Turtle



Lepidochelys kempii - Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Lepidochelys olivacea - Olive Ridley Sea Turtle



Leucocephalon yuwonoi - Sulawesi Forest Turtle



Lissemys punctata andersoni - Anderson's Flap-shelled Turtle

Lissemys punctata scutata - Burmese Flap-shelled Turtle



Macrochelodina expansa - Broad-Shelled Turtle (was known as Chelodina expansa)

Macrochelodina parkeri - Parker's Snake-necked Turtle (was known as Chelodina parkeri)



Macrochelys temminckii - Alligator snapping turtle



Malaclemys terrapin centrata - Carolina Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin littoralis - Texas Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota - Ornate Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin pileata - Mississippi Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin tequesta - Florida  East Coast Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin terrapin - Northern Diamondback Terrapin



Malacochersus tornieri - Pancake tortoise


Malayemys subtrijuga - Malayan Snail-eating Turtle



Manouria emys emys - Burmese Brown Tortoise

Manouria emys phayrei - Burmese Brown Tortoise

Manouria impressa - Impressed Tortoise



Mauremys annamensis - Annam Pond Turtle

Mauremys caspica -  Caspian Pond Turtle

Mauremys iversoni - Iverson's Pond Turtle

Mauremys leprosa  - Mediterranean Pond Turtle

Mauremys mutica - Asian Yellow Pond Turtle

Mauremys mutica kami - Ryukyu Yellow Pond Turtle

Mauremys pritchardi  - Pritchard's Pond Turtle

Mauremys japonica - Japanese Pond Turtle



Melanochelys tricarinata - Tricarinate Hill Turtle, Asian Three-keeled Turtle

Melanochelys trijuga - Indian Black Turtle

Melanochelys trijuga thermalis - Sri Lanka Black Turtle



Mesoclemmys gibba - Gibba turtle



Morenia ocellata - Burmese Eyed Turtle

Morenia petersi - Indian Eyed Turtle



Nilssonia formosa - Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle



Notochelys platynota - Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle



Ocadia glyphistoma - Guangxi Stripe-necked Turtle

Ocadia philippeni - Philippen's Stripe-necked Turtle

Ocadia sinensis - Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle, Golden Thread Turtle



Orlitia borneensis - Malayasin Giant Turtle



Palea steindachneri - Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle



Pangshura smithii - Brown Roof Turtle

Pangshura tecta - Indian Roofed Turtle

Pangshura tentoria circumdata - Circled Indian Tent Turtle

Pangshura tentoria flaviventer - Yellow-bellied Tent Turtle

Pangshura tentoria tentoria- Indian Tent Turtle



Pelochelys bibroni  - Asian Giant Softshelled Turtle

Pelochelys cantori  - New Guinea Softshell Turtle

Pelochelys signifera



Pelodiscus sinensis - Chinese Softshell Turtle



Pelomedusa subrufa - African Helmeted Turtle

Pelomedusa subrufa nigra - Black African Helmeted Turtle



Peltocephalus dumeriliana - Big headed Amazon River Turtle



Pelusios bechuanicus - Okavango Hinged Terrapin

Pelusios castaneus - African Mud Turtle

Pelusios niger - West African Black Forest Turtle

Pelusios sinuatus - Serrated Hinged Terrapin

Pelusios subniger - East African Black Mud Turtle



Phrynops (see also Batrachemys)

Phrynops geoffroanus - Geoffrory's Side-necked Turtle

Phrynops gibbus -  Gibba turtle

Phrynops hilarii  - Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle

Phrynops nasutus - Toad-headed Turtle

Phrynops tuberosus

Phrynops williamsi - Williams' South American Side-necked Turtle



Platemys platycephala - Twist-necked Turtle



Platysternon megacephalum megacephalum - Big-headed Turtle

Platysternon megacephalum peguense - Big-headed Turtle

Platysternon megacephalum shui - Big-headed Turtle



Podocnemis erythrocephala - Red-headed Amazon River Turtle

Podocnemis expansa  - Giant Amazonian River Turtle

Podocnemis unifilis - Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle

Podocnemis vogli -  Savanna Side-necked Turtle



Psammobates geometricus - Geometric Tortoise

Psammobates oculiferus - Kalahari Tent Tortoise

Psammobates tentorius tentorius -  Karoo Tent Tortoise

Psammobates tentorius trimeni - Namaqualand Tent Tortoise

Psammobates tentorius verroxii -  Bushmandland Tent Tortoise



Pseudemys alabamensis - Alabama Red-bellied Turtle

Pseudemys concinna concinna - Eastern River Cooter

Pseudemys concinna gorzugi  - Rio Grande Cooter

Pseudemys concinna  suwanniensis - Suwannee River Cooter

Pseudemys floridana -  Florida Cooter

Pseudemys nelsoni - Florida Red-bellied Cooter

Pseudemys peninsularis - Peninsula Cooter

Pseudemys rubriventris - Red-bellied Turtle

Pseudemys texana - Texas Cooter


Pyxidea (Cuora)

Pyxidea mouhotii mouhotii - Jagged Shell or Keeled Box Turtle

Pyxidea mouhotii obsti  - Jagged Shell or Keeled Box Turtle



Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides - Malagasy Spider Tortoise

Pyxis arachnoides brygooi - Malagasy Spider Tortoise

Pyxis arachnoides oblonga - Malagasy Spider Tortoise

Pyxis planicauda - Malagasy Flat-tailed Tortoise



Rafetus euphraticus - Mesopotamian Softshell Turtle

Rafetus swinhoei - Shanghai Softshell Turtle



Rheodytes leukops - Fitzroy River Turtle



Rhinoclemmys areolata - Furrowed Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys diademata - Diadem Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys funerea - Black Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys melanosterna - Columbian Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni - Central American Wood Turtle / Painted Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incisa - Honduran Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys punctularia - Spot-legged Turtle

Rhinoclemmys rubida - Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle* (Now known as Chelopus rubida)



Sacalia bealei - Beal's Eyed Turtle

Sacalia quadriocellata - Four-eyed Turtle



Siebenrockiella crassicollis  -  Smiling Terrapin, Black Terrapin, Black Mud Turtle, or Malaysian Black Mud Turtle



Staurotypus salvinii - Central American Musk Turtle, Pacific Coast Giant Musk Turtle

Staurotypus triporcatus - Three-keeled Musk Turtle, Giant Musk Turtle, Mexican Cross-breasted Turtle



Sternotherus carinatus - Razorback Musk Turtle

Sternotherus depressus - Flattened Musk Turtle

Sternotherus minor minor - Loggerhead Musk Turtle

Sternotherus minor peltifer - Stripped-necked Musk Turtle

Sternotherus odoratus -  Common Musk Turtle



Terrapene carolina bauri - Florida Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina carolina - Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina mexicana - Mexican Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina triunguis - Three-toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina major - Gulf Coast Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina yucatana - Yucatan Box Turtle

Terrapene coahuila - Coahuila Box Turtle

Terrapene nelsoni - Mexican Spotted Box Turtle

Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni -  Nelson's Mexican Spotted Box Turtle

Terrapene  ornata luteola - Desert Box Turtle

Terrapene  ornata ornata - Ornate Box Turtle



Testudo graeca anamurensis (also known as T. ibera anamurensis) - Anamur Tortoise

Testudo graeca cyrenicaeLibyan Greek Tortoise

Testudo graeca graeca - "Greek" Tortoise

Testudo graeca ibera  - Mediterranean Spur Thigh Tortoise / Greek Tortoise

Testudo graeca terrestris - Golden Greek Tortoise - Specialty Gallery

Testudo hermanni boettgeri - Hermann's Tortoise (Eastern Race) 

Testudo hermanni hermanni - Hermann's Tortoise (Western Race)

Testudo horsfieldii - Russian Tortoise

Testudo horsfieldii horsfieldii - Russian Tortoise

Testudo kleinmanni - Egyptian Tortoise

Testudo marginata - Marginated Tortoise



Trachemys decorata - Hispaniola Slider

Trachemys decussata - Cuban Slider

Trachemys gaigeae - Big Bend Slider

Trachemys ornata  - Nicaraguan Slider

Trachemys scripta cataspilla - Veracruz Slider

Trachemys scripta chichiriviche  Venezuelan Slider

Trachemys scripta dorbignyi - D'Orbigny's Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans - Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta emolli  -  Nicaraguan Slider

Trachemys scripta grayi -  Guatemalan Slider

Trachemys scripta scripta - Yellow-bellied Slider

Trachemys scripta troosti - Cumberland Slider

Trachemys scripta venusta - Meso-American Slider

Trachemys stejnegeri - Puerto Rican Slider


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