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Northern South America Gallery

The following species can be found in the geographic area described above. Click on the small photo below to see the full size image. Please note that the while some species have ranges that exceed the outlined areas other species indicated may not be found everywhere in that area.  Because of the numbers of species in some of these areas most will only  have one photo of each shown. For more photos of a species please check the galleries organized by Genus by clicking here: Galleries Organized by Genus


Because of the incredible diversity of subspecies on the Galapagos Islands a separate gallery is devoted to this species Geochelone nigra in addition to the single photo used here.

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Brasilia, Brazil


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Acanthochelys macrocephala

Large-Headed Pantanal Swamp Turtle

Acanthochelys spixii

Spiny Neck Turtle

Acanthochelys radiolata

Brazilian Radiolated Swamp Turtle

Batrachemys heliostemma

Amazon Toad-headed Turtle

Batrachemys nasuta

Toad-headed Turtle

Batrachemys zuliae

Zulia Toad-headed Turtle

Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Chelus fimbriata


Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Turtle

Geochelone carbonaria

Red-foot Tortoise

Geochelone denticulata

Yellow-foot Tortoise

Geochelone nigra hoodensis

Galapagos Tortoise

San Diego captive Male

Kinosternon scorpioides

Scorpion Mud Turtle

Kinosternon scorpioides cruentatum

Red-Cheeked Mud Turtle

Lepidochelys kempii

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Peltocephalus dumeriliana

Big headed Amazon river turtle

Mesoclemmys gibba

Gibba turtle

(Was known as Phrynops gibba)

Phrynops geoffroanus

Geoffrory's Side-necked Turtle

Phrynops hilarii

Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle

Phrynops nasutus

Toad-headed Turtle

Phrynops tuberosus

Platemys platycephala

Twist-necked Turtle

Podocnemis erythrocephala

Red-headed Amazon River Turtle

Podocnemis expansa

Giant Amazonian River Turtle

Podocnemis unifilis

Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle

Podocnemis vogli

Savanna Side-necked Turtle

Rhinoclemmys diademata

Diadem Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys funerea

Black Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys melanosterna

Columbian Wood Turtle

Rhinoclemmys punctularia

Spot-legged Turtle

Trachemys scripta chichiriviche

Venezuelan Slider (male)

Trachemys scripta dorbignyi

D'Orbigny's Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans (hatchlings)

Red-eared Slider (introduced)



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