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Turtles of the World

Welcome to my turtle shell site. Here you will find many images of turtle species from around the world. I have compiled this site to help others identify turtles and turtle shells. This site currently features 51 species and I will be adding new species as they become available. None of the specimens featured on this site were killed for this purpose. Most died naturally in captivity and were donanated from licensed turtle breeders, zoos, or museums. References used on this site include: "Turtles of the World" by Carl H. Ernst and Roger W. Barbour, "Turtles and Tortoises" by Vincenzo Ferri, "Turtles in the Terrarium" by Gerhard Mueller, and "Petterson Field Guide: Reptiles and Amphibians" by Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins.

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To view a particular species, please click on the links below.
All images on this site are protected under US copyright laws. Images may be used and/or reproduced with writen permission only.

Turtle Species

Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans)
Siebenrock's Side-necked Turtle (Chelodina siebenrocki)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)
Chinese Broad-headed Pond Turtle (Chinemys megalocephala)
Matamata Turtle (Chelus fimbriatus)
Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta belli)
Southern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta dorsalis)
Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
Malayan Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis)
Yellow-margined Box Turtle (Cuora flavomarginata)
Stripe-necked Leaf Turtle (Cyclemys tcheponensis)
European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis)
Leopard Tortoise (Geochelone pardalis)
Black-breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda spengleri)
Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Heosemys grandis)
Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)
Three-toed Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis)
Three-toed/Ornate Box Turtle Hybrid (Terrapene ornata/carolina)
Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)
False Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica)
Bell's Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys belliana)
Forest Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys erosa)
More Turtle Species (page 2)