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

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

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

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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Musk and Mud Turtles

Musk Turtle

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 gathers algae. In their heads there … Read more