Bog Turtle

Bog Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Subfamily: Emydinae Genus: Glyptemys Species: G. muhlenbergii Binomial name: Glyptemys muhlenbergii The turtle (Glyptemys mublenbergii), a semi-aquatic turtle, is widespread in the eastern United States. This turtle is the tiniest one in North America. A fully developed turtle can reach a … Read more

Black Marsh Turtle – Fresh Water and Terrestrial

Black Marsh Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Geoemydidae Subfamily: Geoemydinae Genus: Siebenrockiella Species: S. crassicollis Binomial name: Siebenrockiella crassicollis Siebenrockiella crassicollis that go under the names Black marsh turtle, Siamese temple turtle and smiling terrapin, among others, are fresh water turtles widespread in the southeastern part of Asia. Out of the … Read more

Big Headed Turtle

Big Headed Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Family: Platysternidae Genus: Platysternon Species: P. megacephalum Binomial name: Platysternon megacephalum Southeast Asia as well as Southern China is the original homeland of the big-headed turtle Platysternon megacephalum, belonging in the family Platysternidae. Anatomy Big headed turtle, as the name rightly suggests has … Read more

Asian Leaf Turtle – Sold for Pet Trade, Food, Or Traditional Medicine

Asian Leaf Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Geoemydidae Genus: Cyclemys Species: C. dentata Binomial name: Cyclemys dentata The Asian leaf turtle Cyclemys Dentata is a variety of turtles seen South Eastern part of Asia. In the pet trade, we see them quite often with their shell similar to a hybrid of … Read more

Amboina Box Turtle – With a Life Span of 100 Years

Amboina Box Turtles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Superfamily: Testudinoidea Family: Geoemydidae Subfamily: Geoemydinae Genus: Cuora Species: C. amboinensis Binomial name: Cuora amboinensis Amboina box turtle (Cuora Amboinensis), otherwise called the South Asian box turtle, is one of the species of the Malayan box turtle. They are inhabitants of the low-lying … Read more

African Helmeted Turtle

African Helmeted Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Pleurodira Family: Pelomedusidae Genus: Pelomedusa Species: P. subrufa Binomial name: Pelomedusa subrufa The African helmeted turtle Pelomedusa subrufa also goes by the name “crocodile turtle” or the “marsh terrapin.” In nature, you can find this turtle in the sluggish and fresh water bodies almost … Read more

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Chelydridae Genus: Macrochelys Species: M. temminckii Binomial name: Macrochelys temminckii Weight is often the criteria on which one determines the size of a turtle. Accordingly, the alligator snapping turtles or “turtles Macrochelys temminckii” are the world’s largest freshwater turtle. They are associated, but only … Read more

Wood Turtle

Wood Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Subfamily: Emydinae Genus: Glyptemys Species: G. insculpta Binomial name: Glyptemys insculpta The wood turtle Glyptemys insculpta, is a turtle widespread in the continent of North America, particularly in Canada and the United States. In the west it ranges from the region of the … Read more

What do Turtles Eat?

Turtle Eating

Most Turtles are good as pets. They are herbivorous, omnivorous or carnivorous. Given below are guidelines on their diet:Turtles are reptiles; as such, they are ectothermic or ‘cold blooded’, just as reptiles are. In addition, turtles come under the amniotes classification. They breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater. The aquatic turtles represent their … Read more

What do Sea Turtles Eat?

Sea Turtle Eating

The species it belongs to determines a sea turtle’s diet Some omnivorous turtles eat all types of plants and animals, whereas the leatherback and the hawksbill are peculiar, surviving mainly on jellyfish (leatherbacks) and sponges (hawksbills). Hawksbills mainly reside in the close vicinity of coral reefs; it is here where they find their principle food, … Read more

Western Pond Turtle

Western Pond Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Genus: Actinemys or Emys Species: A. marmorata Binomial name: Actinemys marmorata or Emys marmorata The Pacific pond turtles or the amazing western pond turtles belong to the species Actinemys marmorata / Emys marmorata. They are small or medium in size. They grow nearly … Read more

Facts About Turtles

Turtle

Turtles are reptiles under the Testudines or Chelonii classification. The peculiarity of this variety is that it has a cartilaginous or bony shell, grown from their ribs which functions like a shield. Turtles trace back to the Chelonian class altogether (American English) or they belong to fresh water and sea dwelling chelonians (British English). The … Read more