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Turtles

Order: Testudines - 4 families, 10 species depicted (out of 14 families, 300 species)
Some species on page:

+ Trionychidae: Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)

+ Emydidae: Florida redbelly turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni)
+ Emydidae: Common slider (Trachemys scripta)
+ Emydidae: Red-eared terrapins (Trachemys scripta elegans) aka red-eared sliders
+ Emydidae: Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)
+ Emydidae: Western Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)
+ Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri)
+ Cheloniidae: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
+ Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)

+ Testudinidae: Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus )
+ Testudinidae: Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
+ Testudinidae: Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) - separate page

+ Misc

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Related pages

+ Radiated tortoise
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Freshwater turtles

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)

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Turtle on the softshell

florida 2018

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)
Family: Trionychidae
Shark Valley, The Everglades
Florida
March 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Softshell

florida 2018

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)
Family: Trionychidae
Shark Valley, The Everglades
Florida
March 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Softshell confrontation

florida 2018

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)
Family: Trionychidae
Shark Valley, The Everglades
Florida
March 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Turtle

turtle

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)
Family: Trionychidae
Green Cay, Florida
August 11, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Turtle

turtle

Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)
Green Cay, Florida
August 11, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Florida redbelly turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni)

When turtles strut

turtle

Florida redbelly turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni)
Family: Emydidae
Green Cay, Florida
March 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Alligator and turtle

florida keys
American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Florida Red-bellied Cooter (Pseudemys nelsoni)
Family: Emydidae
Lone Pine Key, Florida
December 13, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Common slider (Trachemys scripta)

Hellyer
Common slider (Trachemys scripta)
Family: Emydidae (pond and box turtles)
Hellyer Park City Challenge Bioblitz
April 28, 2019
Canon 7Dmark2

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Hellyer
Common slider (Trachemys scripta)
Family: Emydidae (pond and box turtles)
Hellyer Park City Challenge Bioblitz
April 28, 2019
Canon 7Dmark2

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Red-eared terrapins (Trachemys scripta elegans) aka red-eared sliders

Trained turtles

madrid train station
Turtles
Red-eared terrapins (Trachemys scripta elegans) aka red-eared sliders, and others
Family: Emydidae
Atocha
Madrid train station
June 29, 2009
Canon 30D

Interesting follow-up: "Madrid's Atocha railway station is about to lose its famous turtles"

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Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Family: Emydidae
Carpenter House Marine Environmental Education Center
Hollywood, Florida
October 5, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)

Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)
Family: Emydidae
Carpenter House Marine Environmental Education Center
Hollywood, Florida
October 5, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Western Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)

Gwyn's turtle

tortoise
Western Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata) - female
Family: Emydidae
Gwyn Murray's house
Winter solstice party
December 20, 2014

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Gwyn's turtle

tortoise
Western Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata) - female
Family: Emydidae
Gwyn Murray's house
Winter solstice party
December 20, 2014

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Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri)

Turtle

florida keys
Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri)
Family: Emydidae
Ibis Bay Hotel
Key West, Florida
December 14, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Oceanic turtles

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Green turtle black sand

hawaii 2017

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Family: Cheloniidae
Hawaii
June 21, 2017
Canon 7DmarkII

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On the move

hawaii 2017

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Family: Cheloniidae
Hawaii
June 21, 2017
Canon 7DmarkII

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Back to sea

hawaii 2017

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Family: Cheloniidae
Green sea turtle
Hawaii
June 21, 2017
Canon 7DmarkII

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Captain

green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Carpenter House Marine Environmental Education Center
Hollywood, Florida
October 5, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Carpenter House Marine Environmental Education Center
Hollywood, Florida
October 5, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Captain spews

green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Carpenter House Marine Environmental Education Center
Hollywood, Florida
October 5, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Sea turtle

galapagos
Canon Powershot D10 underwater camera, August 1, 2010

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At sea

galapagos

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Galápagos
July 7, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Henna turtle

galapagos

Turtle ()
Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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Vampire turtle

galapagos

Floreana Island, Galápagos
July 9, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Borneo

Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)

Turtle

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Turtle

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Monkey Mia, Western Australia
August 22, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Making tracks

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The morning after

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Baby sea turtle

micronesia 2018

Turtle
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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micronesia 2018

Turtle
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Galápagos

Tortoises

Enchanting

galapagos

Santa Cruz
Canon Rebel T1i, July 30, 2010

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Saddle front

galapagos

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Charles Darwin Research Foundation

Lonesome George receiveds avian visitors

galapagos
LG and smooth billed anis
Santa Cruz

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Lonesome George eyes a passerby

galapagos
Santa Cruz

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galapagos

Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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galapagos

Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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7 and 28

galapagos

Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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At a sprint

galapagos

Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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galapagos

Tortoise
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Table manners

galapagos

Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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galapagos

Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra complex)
Santa Cruz Island
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Stuffed

galapagos

Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdonii)
Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Research Foundation
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Facing unreality

galapagos

Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdonii)
Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Research Foundation
Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon 7Dmarkii

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"55"

galapagos
Santa Cruz

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Assuming the tortoise position

galapagos

Bob
Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
July 8, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus )

Because it digs holes

florida 2018

Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus )
Family: Testudinidae
Robert is Here
Near the Everglades, Florida
April 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

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Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)

Seychelle giant

tortoise
Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)
Family: Testudinidae Joffreyville, Madagascar
July 5, 2016
Canon rebel T5i

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Misc

Turtle sculpture

turtle sculpture
Turtle
Kimony Resort - near Morondova, Madagascar
July 11, 2016
Canon rebel T5i

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kensington

Turtle
Alan's house
Kensington
May 15, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5
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kensington

Turtle
Alan's house
Kensington
May 15, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5
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Reno zoo

Carapace

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turtle

Bukit Lawang, Sumatra
July 30, 2012

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Close

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Bukit Lawang, Sumatra
July 30, 2012

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modified: January 10, 2019
renamed from turtles.html
created: November 11, 2006 (from primates.html)
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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