Freshwater Turtles

Family Geoemydidae
This family regroups all Asian water turtles. The family used to be named Bataguridae.

Batagur affinis affinis – Southern river terrapin
Batagur affinis edwardmolli – Southern terrapin
Batagur baska baska – Northern terrapin
Batagur borneoensis – Painted terrapin
Batagur trivittata – Burmese roofed turtle
Cuora amboinensis amboinensis – South-East Asian box turtle
Cuora amboinensis couro – South-east Asian box turtle
Cuora amboinensis kamaroma – South-east Asian box turtle
Cuora bourreti – Bourret’s box turtle
Cuora flavomarginata flavomarginata – Snake-eating turtle
Cuora flavomarginata sinensis – Snake-eating turtle
Cuora galbinifrons – Indochinese box turtle
Cuora mouhotii mouhotii – Keeled box turtle
Cuora mouhotii obsti – Keeled box turtle
Cuora picturata – South Vietnam box turtle
Cuora trifasciata trifasciata – Chinese three-striped box turtle
Cyclemys oldhami – Oldham’s leaf turtle
Cyclemys tcheponensis – Stripeneck leaf turtle
Geoclemys hamiltonii – Black pond turtle
Geoemyda spengleri – Black-breasted leaf turtle
Heosemys annandalii – Yellow-headed temple turtle
Heosemys depressa – Arakan forest turtle
Heosemys grandis – Giant Asian pond turtle
Heosemys spinosa – Spiny turtle
Leucocephalon yuwonoi – Sulawesi forest turtle
Malayemys khoratensis – Khorat snail-eating turtle
Malayemys subtrijuga – Mekong snail-eating turtle
Mauremys annamensis – Annam leaf turtle
Mauremys mutica mutica – Yellow pond turtle
Mauremys reevesii – Reeves’ turtle
Mauremys sinensis – Chinese stripe-necked turtle
Melanochelys trijuga parkeri – Indian black turtle
Notochelys platynota – Malayan flat-shelled turtle
Orlitia borneensis – Malaysian giant turtle
Siebenrockiella leytensis – Philippine pond turtle

Family Chelydridae
This family regroups the Snapping turtles and Alligator turtles.

Chelydra serpentina – Common snapping turtle
Macrochelys temminckii – Alligator snapping turtle

Family Emydidae
This family regroups the Pond turtles and their relatives.

Clemmys guttata – Spotted turtle
Graptemys caglei – Cagle’s map turtle
Graptemys ouachitensis – Ouachita map turtle
Graptemys versa – Texas map turtle
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis – Texas diamondback terrapin
Pseudemys concinna concinna – Eastern river cooter
Pseudemys gorzugi – Rio Grande cooter
Pseudemys texana – Texas cooter
Terrapene carolina mexicana – Mexican box turtle
Terrapene coahuila – Coahuilan box turtle
Trachemys scripta elegans – Red-eared slider
Trachemys venusta venusta – Meso-American slider

Family Kinosternidae
This family regroups all Musk turtles, Mud turtles and their relatives.

Kinosternon oaxacae – Oaxaca mud turtle
Staurotypus triporcatus – Narrow-bridged musk turtle
Sternotherus odoratus – Common musk turtle

Family Chelidae
This family regroups Australian and American side-neck turtles.

Chelodina mccordi mccordi – Roti Island snake-necked turtle
Chelus fimbriatus – Mata mata
Elseya branderhorsti – New Guinea snapping turtle
Elseya novaeguineae – Western New Guinea stream turtle

Family Pelomedusidae
This family regroups both African and American side-neck turtles.

Family Podocnemididae
This family regroups the Madagascar big-headed turtle and the American river turtles.

Erymnochelys madagascariensis – Madagascan big-headed turtle
Podocnemis expansa – Arrau river turtle
Podocnemis vogli – Savanna side-necked turtle

Family Trionychidae
This family regroups all Softshell turtles.

Amyda cartilaginea cartilaginea – Asiatic softshell turtle
Amyda ornata phayrei – Ornate softshell turtle
Apalone spinifera guadalupensis – Spiny softshell turtle
Apalone spinifera pallida – Spiny softshell turtle
Chitra chitra chitra – Asian narrow-headed softshell turtle
Dogania subplana – Malayan softshell turtle
Lissemys ceylonensis – Sri Lankan flapshell turtle
Lissemys scutata – Burmese flapshell turtle
Pelochelys cantorii – Asian giant softshell turtle
Pelodiscus sinensis – Chinese softshell turtle

Family Carettochelyidae
This monotypic family has been created for the Pig-nosed turtle.

Carettochelys insculpta – Pig-nosed turtle

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