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Turtles of South Carolina and Georgia


Family Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles)

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)

Family Emydidae (Basking Turtles)

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia)
Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)
Barbour’s Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri)
Alabama Map Turtle (Graptemys pulchra)
Common Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)
Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)
River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)
Florida Cooter (Pseudemys floridana)
Florida Redbelly Turtle (Pseudemys nelsoni)
Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)
Slider Turtle (Trachemys scripta)

Family Kinosternidae (Mud and Musk Turtles)

Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon baurii)
Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum)
Stripeneck/Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor)
Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)

Family Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)

Family Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Florida Softshell (Apalone ferox)
Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)

Family Chelonidae (Sea Turtles)

Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochleys imbricata)
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)

Family Dermochelyidae

Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)