Water Turtles or Aquatic Turtles

Water Turtles Aquatic Turtles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Subfamily: Deirochelyinae Genus: Graptemys Species: G. geographica Binomial name: Graptemys geographica Turtles, in their entirety, belong to the Chelonian group (American English) and refer to the fresh water and sea-dwelling chelonian (British English). Turtles fall under the group”aminiotes”, along with mammals … Read more

Spotted Turtle

Spotted Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Subfamily: Emydinae Genus: Clemmys Species: C. guttata Binomial name: Clemmys guttata The turtle, Clemmys guttata, or spotted turtle, is a tiny amphibious creature, covering a height of about 8-12 cm (3.1-4.7 in) when mature. Anatomy The spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) also goes by … Read more

Softshell Turtles

Softshell Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Family: Trionychidae Genus: Apalone Species: A. ferox Binomial name: Apalone ferox The Florida Softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a type of a soft shell turtle that inhabits the Southeastern United Sates. Anatomy The typical characteristic of the Florida Softshell turtle is that its … Read more

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Clade: Panchelonioidea Species: G. geographica Superfamily: Chelonioidea Sea or marine turtles fit into the super family “Chelonioidea” and also go by the name, “marine turtles” belong to the category of reptiles called Testudines. In these, you can find seven species that add to … Read more

Sea Turtle Facts for Kids

Sea Turtles

Among the seven varieties of sea turtles that fall into a group, from leatherback to loggerheads, six are dying out or in danger of existence, on account of inhuman activities. The miserable truth is that they encounter many hazards in their course of journey in the seas – such as unintentional capture and getting entangled … Read more

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Cheloniidae Species: L. kempii Binomial name: Lepidochelys kempii The Atlantic Ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii, familiarly known as Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, named after Richard Kemp (the first person to deliver it to Samuel Garman of Harvard) is an endangered species, one of the … Read more

Reeve’s Turtles

Reeve's Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Sauropsida Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Superfamily: Testudinoidea Family: Geoemydidae Genus: Mauremys Species: M. reevesii Binomial name: Mauremys reevesii The Chinese three keeled pond turtle or the Reeves turtles are one among the endangered variety of Asia, because the Chinese collect a lot of them and market them as … Read more

Red-Eared Slider – A Favorite Pet Over the World

Red-Eared Slider

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Subclass: Anapsida Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Genus: Trachemys Species: T. Scripta Subspecies: T. s. elegans Trinomial name: Trachemys scripta elegans The red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans), otherwise named red-eared terrapin turtle, in the group Emydidae is semi aquatic. This turtle is secondary to the pond slider. … Read more

Pig-Nosed Turtle

Pig-Nosed Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Superfamily: Trionychia Family: Carettochelyidae Genus: Carettochelys Species: C. insculpta Binomial name: Carettochelys insculpta The pitted shelled turtle Carettochelys insculpta or the pig-nosed turtle, is the only living member of the Carettochelys species, the family Carettochelyidae and subfamily Carettochelyinae. These turtles originate … Read more

Pet Turtle

Pet Turtle

Is it not surprising to know that tortoises and turtles existed on earth from over 200 million years ago? How interesting it is to know that family-member of that cute shelled reptile you are planning to bring home once shared space with the dinosaurs. Tortoises and turtles possess a very good sense of smell and … Read more

Pascagoula Map Turtle

Pascagoula Map Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Subfamily: Deirochelyinae Genus: Graptemys Species: G. gibbonsi Binomial name: Graptemys gibbonsi Turtle Graptemys gibbonsi or the Pascagoula map turtle, is a variety of turtles that belongs to the Emydidae group and inhabits the southern part of the United States. Habitat These … Read more