A large marine reptile with a bony or leathery shell and flippers, coming ashore annually on sandy beaches to lay eggs
Short for mock turtle soup.
Any of various freshwater turtles of the family Emydidae; especially (British) the European pond terrapin, Emys orbicularis, and (US) Emys (or Clemmys) marmorata of western North America.
A land-living turtle which has a lower shell with hinged lobes that can be drawn up tightly to enclose the animal. It is native to North America and Mexico and is commonly kept as a pet in the US
A small North American freshwater turtle with bold patterns on the shell and head
Any of a number of drab-coloured freshwater turtles that often haul themselves out on to mudbanks, in particular:
A small drab-coloured American freshwater turtle which has scent glands that produce an unpleasant musky odour when the turtle is disturbed
Any of numerous freshwater turtles, especially of the families Emydidae, Trionychidae, and Chelidae, that live in rivers.
A sea turtle with an olive-brown shell, often living close to the coast and extensively hunted for food
A small American freshwater turtle with a smooth shell and colorful patterns of red, yellow, and black that appear along the border of the carapace and (in certain subspecies) on the plastron
An American pond slider of the subspecies Trachemys scripta elegans, having a red stripe behind the eye.
Any of several South Asian freshwater turtles of the genus Batagur (formerly Kachuga) (family Geoemydidae), having a ridge along the middle of the shell; especially B. tecta of India.
Another term for leatherback.
A small turtle of tropical seas
A large American freshwater turtle with a long neck and strong hooked jaws
A North American freshwater turtle with few or numerous yellow spots on the carapace. Once abundant, especially along the east coast of the US, the spotted turtle is protected in many areas
An American musk turtle with a domed shell, typically living in muddy-bottomed waters and producing a strong unpleasant smell when disturbed
Either of the two North American snapping turtles (family Chelydridae), which have long crested tails resembling that of an alligator; especially the common snapping turtle of eastern North America, Chelydra serpentina, which has a long neck and a ridged carapace.
= Galapagos tortoise.
A soft-shelled turtle, native to India and Africa, with flaps of skin on the lower shell that fold to protect the hindlimbs and tail, and flexible margins to the upper shell that protect the head and limbs
A small tropical sea turtle with hooked jaws and overlapping horny plates on the shell, the traditional source of tortoiseshell
A very large black turtle with a thick leathery shell, living chiefly in tropical seas
A reddish-brown turtle with a very large head, occurring chiefly in warm seas
A freshwater turtle with a relatively long head and neck that is retracted sideways into the shell for defence
A freshwater turtle with a flattened leathery shell, native to Asia, Africa, and North America
The green turtle, Chelonia mydas.
A large snapping turtle occurring in fresh water around the Gulf of Mexico