Order Testudines

(Turtles)

Domain: EucaryaKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: Reptilia Order Phenology

Families of the Order Testudines Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Family Common Name Photo Example Where? Phenology
ChelydridaeSnaping turtles HerePhenology
EmydidaeBox, painted, map and slider turtles HerePhenology
KinosternidaeMusk and Mud turtles HerePhenology
TrionychidaeSoftshelled turtles(not available) HerePhenology

Can't find the families you are looking for? Note:
Families on this list are only those contained in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include all Park families from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.

Taxon References for Testudines

1.) Nichols, Becky. 2007. Personal communication, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.