Softshell Turtles

Softshell Turtles

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 soft shell turtle that inhabits the Southeastern United States. Anatomy The typical characteristic of the Florida Softshell turtle is that its carapace…

Sea Turtle Facts for Kids

Sea Turtle Facts for Kids

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…

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles

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 superfamily “Chelonioidea” and also go by the name, “marine turtles” and belong to the category of reptiles called Testudines. In these, you can find seven species that add to…

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…

Reeve’s Turtles

Reeve’s Turtles

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 is one of the endangered varieties of Asia because the Chinese collect a lot of them and market them as Chinese…

Red-Eared Slider – A Favorite Pet Over the World

Red-Eared Slider – A Favorite Pet Over the World

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 the red-eared terrapin turtle, in the group Emydidae, is semi-aquatic. This turtle is secondary to the pond slider….

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 from…

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…

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…

Musk Turtle

Musk Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Kinosternidae Subfamily: Kinosterninae Genus: Sternotherus Species: S. odoratus Binomial name: Sternotherus odoratus Musk turtle belongs to the species of turtle Stemotherys odoratus, a small group inhabiting southeastern provinces of Canada and most of the regions of the Eastern parts of the United…

Mud Turtle

Mud Turtle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Sauropsida Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Superfamily: Kinosternoidea Family: Kinosternidae Genus: Kinosternon Kinosternon is a genus of aquatic turtles with the local name mud turtle. Mexico, South America, the United States, and Central America are the places where you can see them. You find the best variety of species…

Musk and Mud Turtles

Musk and Mud Turtles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Family: Kinosternidae Subfamily: Kinosterninae Genus: Sternotherus The usual musk turtles are tiny in size, 5 to 12 cm (2 to 5 in) in length. They have black or brown colored shells, either blotched or streaky, and normally gather algae. In their heads, there…