TESTUDINES — Turtles


ESTABLISHED TAXA

Snapping Turtles — CHELYDRIDAE
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus 1758)
Alligator Snapping Turtle Macrochelys temminckii (Harlan, 1835) — SINC

Box and Basking Turtles — EMYDIDAE
Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta (Schneider 1783)
Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica (LeSueur 1817) — Threatened
Ouachita Map Turtle Graptemys ouachitensis Cagle, 1953
False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica (Gray, 1831)
River Cooter Pseudemys concinna (LeConte 1830)
Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata (Agassiz 1857)
Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene triunguis (Agassiz 1857)
Pond Slider Trachemys scripta (Schoepff 1792)

Mud and Musk Turtles — KINOSTERNIDAE
Yellow Mud Turtle Kinosternon flavescens (Agassiz, 1857)
Eastern Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Latreille 1802)

Softshells — TRIONYCHIDAE
Smooth Softshell Apalone mutica (LeSueur 1827)
Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera (LeSueur 1827)


NOT YET ESTABLISHED TAXA OF INTEREST

EMYDIDAE — Box and Basking Turtles
Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii (Holbrook 1838)
Coastal Plain Cooter Pseudemys floridana (LeConte 1830)
Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

KINOSTERNIDAE — Mud and Musk Turtles
Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum (Lacepede 1788) — Possible


EXTINCT TAXA (in prep)

BOTHREMYDIDAE —

CHELONIIDAE — Sea Turtles
  Ctenochelys bauri

EMYDIDAE — Box and Basking Turtles
  Plains Semibox Turtle Emydoidea twentei (Taylor 1943)
  Hibbard's Cooter Pseudemys hibbardi
  Plains Box Turtle Terrapene llanensis Oelrich 1953
  Terrapene longinsulae
  Idaho Slider Trachemys idahoensis (Gilmore 1933)

PANCHELONIIDAE —
  Lophochelys natatrix

PROTOSTEGIDAE —
  Chelosphargis advena
  Microstega copei
  Protostega advena
  Protostega copei
  Protostega gigas
  Protostega latiremis

TESTUDINIDAE — Tortoises
  Meade Tortoise Geochelone equicomes
  Geochelone johnstoni
  Geochelone orthopygia
  Geochelone rexroadensis
  Geochelone riggsi
  Gopherus pertenius
  Hesperotestudo gilberti
  Hesperotestudo orthopygia
  Hesperotestudo riggsi
  B Testudo equicomes
  Testudo nebrascensis
  Testudo orthopygia
  Rigg's Tortoise Testudo riggsi Hibbard 1944
  Testudo turgida

TOXOCHELYIDAE —
  Ctenochelys stenopora
  Porthochelys galeotergum
  Porthochelys laticeps
  Toxochelys bauri
  Toxochelys brachyaenus
  Toxochelys brachyrhinus
  Toxochelys browni
  Mudge's Toxochelys Toxochelys latiremis Cope 1873


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