This is a List of all of the Different Types of Turtles, Worm Lizards,
and Crocodilians Shown on this Web Site, from California and Elsewhere

Click on a name link for pictures and information.
If there is more than one page for a species, there are additional links to the right of the scientific name.
This list is alphabetized by genus. Species are listed alphabetically under genus.

Scientific Name Common Name Original Description Alternate Name
Order Testudines Turtles Linnaeus, 1758 Chelonii
Actinemys Western Pond Turtles Agassiz, 1857 Clemmys, and Emys
Actinemys marmorata  (CA) + (NW) Northwestern Pond Turtle (Baird and Girard, 1852) Northern Western Pond Turtle
Western Pond Turtle - Actinemys marmorata; Clemmys marmorata
Actinemys pallida (CA) + (BC) Southwestern Pond Turtle (Seeliger 1945) Southern Western Pond Turtle
Western Pond Turtle - Actinemys marmorata; Clemmys marmorata
Apalone North American Softshells Rafinesque, 1832  
Apalone ferox Florida Softshell (Schneider, 1783)  
Apalone spinifera Spiny Softshell (LeSueur, 1827)  
  Apalone spinifera emoryi Texas Spiny Softshell (Agassiz, 1857)  
  Apalone spinifera guadalupensis Guadalupe Spiny Softshell (Webb, 1962)  
Caretta Loggerhead Sea Turtles Rafinesque, 1814  
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Chelodina Long-necked Turtles Fitzinger, 1826  
Chelodina longicollis Eastern Snake-necked Turtle (Shaw, 1794) Eastern Long-necked Turtle
Chelonia Green Sea Turtles Brongniart, 1800  
Chelonia mydas (CA) + (BC) Green Sea Turtle (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Chelydra Snapping Turtles Schweigger, 1812  
Chelydra serpentina  (CA) + (MISC) Eastern Snapping Turtle (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Chrysemys Painted Turtles Gray, 1844  
Chrysemys picta Painted Turtle (Schneider, 1783)  
  Chrysemys picta bellii  (CA) + (NW) + (MISC) Western Painted Turtle (Gray, 1831)  
  Chrysemys picta picta Eastern Painted Turtle (Schneider, 1783)  
Clemmys Spotted Turtles Ritgen, 1828  
Clemmys guttata Spotted Turtle (Schneider, 1792)  
Dermochelys Leatherback Sea Turtles Blainville, 1816  
Dermochelys coriacea Leatherback Sea Turtle (Vandelli, 1761)  
Eretmochelys Hawksbill Sea Turtles Fitzinger 1843  
Eretmochelys imbricata Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Linnaeus, 1766)  
  Eretmochelys imbricata bissa Pacific Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Rüppell, 1835)  
Geochelone Typical Tortoises Fitzinger, 1835  
Geochelone elegans Indian Star Tortoise Schoepf, 1795  
Gopherus Gopher Tortoises Rafinesque, 1832  
Gopherus agassizii Desert Tortoise (Cooper, 1863) (Agassiz's Desert Tortoise)
Gopherus berlandieri Texas Tortoise (Agassiz, 1857)  
Gopherus polyphemus Gopher Tortoise (Daudin, 1802)  
Graptemys Map Turtles Agassiz, 1857  
Graptemys versa Texas Map Turtle Stejneger, 1925  
Kinosternon American Mud Turtles Spix, 1824  
Kinosternon arizonense

Arizona Mud Turtle (Gilmore, 1922) Kinosternon stejnegeri
Kinosternon flavescens stejnegeri
Kinosternon flavescens arizonense
Kinosternon flavescens (TX) Yellow Mud Turtle (Agassiz, 1857)  
Kinosternon sonoriense Sonora Mud Turtle LeConte, 1854  
  Kinosternon sonoriense sonoriense (CA) + (SW) Desert Mud Turtle LeConte, 1854 Sonora Mud Turtle
Sonoran Mud Turtle
Kinosternon subrubrum Eastern Mud Turtle (Lacépède, 1788)  
  Kinosternon subrubrum hippocrepis Mississippi Mud Turtle Gray, 1855  
  Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum Southeastern Mud Turtle (Lacepede, 1788)  
Lepidochelys Ridley Sea Turtles Fitzinger, 1843  
Lepidochelys olivacea Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Eschscholtz, 1829)  
Malaclemys Terrapin Gray, 1844  
Malaclemys terrapin Diamond-backed Terrapin (Schoepff, 1793)  
  Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota Ornate Diamond-backed Terrapin (Hay, 1904)  
Pseudemys Cooters Gray, 1856  
Pseudemys nelsoni Florida Red-bellied Cooter Carr, 1938  
Pseudemys peninsularis Peninsula Cooter Carr, 1938  
Pseudemys rubriventris Northern Red-bellied Cooter (LeConte, 1830)  
Pseudemys texana Texas Cooter Baur, 1893  
Sternotherus Musk Turtles Gray, 1825  
Sternotherus odoratus (TX) + (Misc) Eastern Musk Turtle (Latreille, in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) Common Musk Turtle
Terrapene American Box Turtles Merrem, 1820  
Terrapene carolina Eastern Box Turtle (Linnaeus, 1758)  
  Terrapene carolina carolina Woodland Box Turtle (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Terapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle (Agassiz, 1857)  
  Terrapene ornata luteola (SW) + (TX) Desert Box Turtle Smith and Ramsey, 1952  
Trachemys Sliders Agassiz, 1857  
Trachemys gaigeae Mexican Plateau Slider (Hartweg, 1939)  
  Trachemys gaigeae gaigeae Big Bend Slider (Hartweg, 1939)  
Trachemys nebulosa Baja California Slider (Van Denburgh, 1895)  
Trachemys scripta Pond Slider (Schoepff, 1792)  
  Trachemys scripta elegans (CA) + (TX) + (NW) + (MISC) Red-eared Slider (Wied-Neuwied, 1838)  
  Trachemys scripta scripta Yellow-bellied Slider (Schoepff, 1792)  
Wollumbinia Saw-shelled Turtles Wells, 2007  
Wollumbinia bellii Bell’s Turtle (Gray, 1844) Bald Rock Creek Turtle
Elseya belli
Elseya latisternum
Myuchelys bellii
Wollumbinia latisternum Saw-shelled Turtle Gray, 1867 Elseya latisternum
Amphisbaenidae Worm Lizards
Bipedidae Two-legged Worm Lizards Taylor, 1951  
Bipes Two-legged Worm Lizard Latreille, 1801  
Bipes biporus Five-toed Worm Lizard Cope, 1894  
Crocodilia Crocodilians    
Alligator Alligators Cuvier, 1807  
Alligator mississipiensis (TX) + (MISC) American Alligator (Daudin, 1802 “1801”)  
Caiman Caimans Spix, 1825  
Caiman crocodilus Spectacled Caiman (Linnaeus, 1758) White Caiman, Common Caiman
Crocodylus Crocodiles Laurenti, 1768  
Crocodylus acutus American Crocodile Cuvier, 1807  
If an animal is listed more than once, one of the symbols below will be added to indicate which region the listing covers.

CA = California page
BC = Baja California page
NW = Northwest page
TX = Texas page
SW = Southwest Page
MISC = Any areas not listed above


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