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Basic Care - General Care Sheets

Basking Turtles -- Chrysemys-Trachemys-Pseudemys-Deirochelys-Graptemys-Malaclemmys - Jody Karlin ,

Soft-shelled Turtles  (Trionychidae) - Darrell Senneke , , ,

Tortoise Care - Paula Morris ,

Tortoise Hatchling Daily Care  - Darrell Senneke , ,

Water Turtles - Paula Morris, ,

Genus and  Species Specific Care Sheets

African Spurred Tortoises (Geochelone sulcata) -  Darrell Senneke , , ,

Alligator Snapping Turtle Macrochelys temminckii - La tortuga aligator o tortuga caimán -  Jesús Mendoza  (Spanish only)

Angulate Tortoises (Chersina angulata) - Misty Corton

Asian Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis) – Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM , ,

Asian Leaf Turtles© (Cyclemys) - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke , ,

Black Breasted Leaf Turtle - (Geoemyda spengleri) - Paula Morris and Chris Tabaka DVM  ,

Box Turtles (North American) (Terrapene)  , ,

Box Turtles (North American) (Terrapene) - Steve Zuppa

Burmese Mountain Tortoises ( Manouria emys) - Glen Jacobsen and Chris Tabaka DVM

Chaco Tortoise  (Geochelone chilensis) - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke ,

Chinese Striped-neck turtle, (Ocadia sinensis) - Darrell Senneke  , ,

Cooter and Redbelly Turtles (Pseudemys) - Darrell Senneke , ,

Common Padloper (Homopus areolatus) – Victor Loehr

Cuora galbinifrons: A humbling experience - Sharon Chancellor

Cuora galbinifrons Update - Sharon Chancellor

Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)  - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke

Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin Care – Jonathan Helms , ,

Eastern Long Neck Turtle - Chelodina longicollis  -  Scott Thomson

Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) -  Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke  ,

Elongated Tortoises (Indotestudo elongata) Hatchling Care Sheet - Darrell Senneke

Elongated Tortoises (Indotestudo elongata) - Darrell Senneke

Flat-tailed Tortoise  (Pyxis planicauda) – Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM , ,

Apalone ferox La tortue molle de Floride. Par Vincent NOËL,

Flowerback Box Turtles (Cistoclemmys galbinifrons - until recently Cuora galbinifrons)  – Sharon Chancellor ,

Forsten’s Tortoise Indotestudo forstenii © -  Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM ,

Geometric and Tent Tortoises (Psammobates) – Misty Corton

“Golden Greek” Tortoise - (Testudo graeca terrestris ) - Darrell Senneke , , ,

Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)  Care © - Darrell Senneke, Sharon Chancellor  and Chris Tabaka DVM

Hermann’s Tortoises  (Testudo hermanni)  - Darrell Senneke ,

Hinged Tortoises  (Kinixys) – Misty Corton

Kwangtung River Turtle (Chinemys nigricans)  – Darrell Senneke , ,

Leopard Tortoises  (Geochelone pardalis) - Darrell Senneke , ,

Leopard Tortoises  (Geochelone pardalis) – Misty Corton

Malayan Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis) – Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

Map Turtles (Graptemys) - Darrell Senneke , , ,

The Marginated Tortoise  - Testudo marginata (Schoepff, 1792)   - Lisa Weiss , ,

Mata Mata - (Chelus fimbriatus) - Ben Forrest   ( different author)

Mediterranean Spur Thigh "Greek" Tortoises  (Testudo graeca ibera / Testudo ibera) - Darrell Senneke 

Mud Turtles - (Kinosternon) - Darrell Senneke , , ,

Musk Turtles - (Sternotherus) - Darrell Senneke ,

Namaqualand Speckled Padloper (Homopus s. signatus) - Victor Loehr

North American Box Turtles (Terrapene) - , ,

North American Box Turtles (Terrapene) - Steve Zuppa

Padloper Tortoises (Homopus) – Misty Corton

Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta)  - Darrell Senneke , ,

Pancake Tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) - Paula Morris 

Ornate Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima) – Lisa Weiss, ,

Radiated Tortoises  (Geochelone  (Astrochelys) radiata) - Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke ,

Red-ear Slider  - RES - Turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) - Darrell Senneke  , , , , , ,

Red-foot Tortoises  (Geochelone carbonaria) - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM ,

Redneck Pond Turtle (Chinemys nigricans)  – Darrell Senneke , ,

Reeve's Turtle (Chinemys reevesii)   – Darrell Senneke , , , ,

Russian Tortoises  - Testudo (Agrionemys) horsfieldii  - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM , , ,

Sliders   (Trachemys scripta)   - Darrell Senneke  , , , , ,

Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) - Darrell Senneke , , ( different author) ,

Spiny Turtles (Heosemys spinosa)  - Dennis W. Herman ,

Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata) - Darrell Senneke  and Andy Snider (Curator of Reptiles - Detroit Zoo) , , ,

Spurred Tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) -  Darrell Senneke , ,

Star Tortoise  (Geochelone elegans) -  Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke , , , , ,

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri) - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM

Wood Turtle Hatchling Care (Glyptemys insculpta  - AKA Clemmys insculpta) - Darrell Senneke , ,

Yellow-foot Tortoise (Geochelone denticulata)  Chris Tabaka DVM and Darrell Senneke , ,

Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle - (Podocnemis unifilis) Care - Darrell Senneke and Chris Tabaka DVM , ,

We are pleased to be able to present the Tewksbury Herpetological Institute's Complete Chelonian Taxonomy List with links to our galleries. 

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