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Southwestern North America -  Texas / Louisiana Border  to California,  Oklahoma / Texas Border to Central Mexico

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

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El Paso, New Mexico, USA


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Apalone mutica mutica

Smooth Softshell

Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Chelydra serpentina serpentina

Common Snapping Turtle

Chrysemys picta bellii

Western Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta dorsalis

Southern Painted Turtle

Deirochelys reticularia reticularia

Eastern Chicken Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata

Hawksbill Turtle

Gopherus agassizii

Desert Tortoise

Gopherus berlandieri

Texas Tortoise

Graptemys caglei

Cagle's Map Turtle

Graptemys versa

Texas Map Turtle

Kinosternon flavescens

Yellow Mud Turtle

Kinosternon scorpiodes cruentatum

Red-cheeked Mud Turtle, (extreme se tip map zone)

Kinosternon sonoriense sonoriense

- Sonoran Mud Turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum hippocrepis

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Lepidochelys kempii

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Pseudemys concinna gorzugi

Rio Grande Cooter

Pseudemys texana

Texas Cooter

Macrochelys temminckii (Asian Animal Market Photo)

Alligator snapping turtle

Sternotherus carinatus

Razorback Musk Turtle (East Texas)

Sternotherus odoratus

Common Musk Turtle

Terrapene carolina mexicana

Mexican Box Turtle

Terrapene coahuila

Coahuila Box Turtle

Terrapene nelsoni

Mexican Spotted Box Turtle

Terrapene ornata luteola

Desert Box Turtle

Trachemys gaigeae

Big Bend Slider

Trachemys scripta elegans (hatchlings)

Red-eared Slider (introduced)


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