Different Types of Turtles

Different Types of Turtles

Very few people seem to know the fact that there are more than 300 varieties of turtles found all across the globe. On the basis of their physical structures and behaviors, you can classify them into several categories. Oldest Turtle Species Of all the types, the largest turtle in the world is the leatherback sea … Read more

Mata Mata – The Only Existing Species of the Genus Chelus

Mata Mata Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Pleurodira Family: Chelidae Subfamily: Chelinae Genus: Chelus Dumeril Species: C. fimbriata Binomial name: Chelus fimbriata The species Chelus fimbriata commonly known as mata mata is a fresh water turtle. This represents the only existing species of the genus Chelus. You can see the metal … Read more

Map Turtle

Map Turtle

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 The northern map turtle (Graptemys Geographica), before called as the common map turtle, is an aquatic turtle regularly found in North America, they of the Emydidae family. Habitat The common … Read more

Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Family: Dermochelyidae Genus: Dermochelys Species: D. coriacea Binomial name: Dermochelys coriacea The leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea, is at times referred to as lute turtle; it is the fourth largest modern reptile after the three crocodilian species before it, and it is also … Read more

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Subclass: Anapsida Order: Testudines Superfamily: Chelonioidea Family: Cheloniidae Genus: Caretta Species: C. caretta Binomial name: Caretta caretta The northern map turtle (Graptemys Geographica), before called as the common map turtle, is an aquatic turtle regularly found in North America, they of the Emydidae family. Habitat The cosmopolitan … Read more

Jamaican Slider Turtle

Jamaican Slider Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Subfamily: Deirochelyinae Genus: Trachemys Species: T. terrapen Binomial name: Trachemys terrapen The Jamaican slider (Trachemys terrapin Jamaican) otherwise called the Cat Island slider is a fresh water variety of turtles of the family Emydidae found in Jamaica and the Bahamas. Presently we do … Read more

How Long Do Turtles Live?

How long do turtles live

“How long do turtles live” is a question that has haunted the biologists for a long time. They survive for 40-60 years; land turtles live for 110 years and sea turtles for 150 years. This information should dispel the preliminary doubts on the subject. Pet turtles generally live from 50 to 70 years if reared … Read more

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Cheloniidae Genus: Eretmochelys Species: E. imbricata Binomial Name: Eretmochelys imbricate The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate) that hails from the Chelonidae family is a seriously endangered turtle. It is the sole species that exists in the Eretmochelys genus. This species spread wide … Read more

Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Family: Cheloniidae Genus: Chelonia Species: C. mydas Binomial name: Chelonia mydas The green sea turtle, has pet names like Pacific green turtle, black (sea) turtle or just green turtle. It is the only variety in the genus Chelonia and it is huge in … Read more

Eurasian Pond And River Turtles

Eurasian Pond And River Turtles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Superfamily: Testudinoidea Family: Geoemydidae The Eurasian pond and river turtles as well as Neotropical wood turtles belong to the Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae) family. They are very large and diverse, belonging to the order Testudines (turtles). There are about 70 species. Anatomy Geoemydidae turtles … Read more

Flatback Sea Turtle

Flatback Sea Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Cheloniidae Genus: Natator Species: N. depressus Binomial name: Natator depressus The Flatback turtle Natator depressus inhabits and nests mainly in Australia, and the surrounding beaches. Even though the Flatback turtles live in a limited range, you can find very little information about these species … Read more

Box Turtles

Box Turtles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Genus: Terrapene Type Species: Terrapene carolina Box turtles are the turtles of the genus Terrapene, living in the North America (United States and Mexico). In addition, they also go by the name “box tortoise”, even though they are terrestrial associates from … Read more