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Subclass

Desert Tortoise

 

The following representatives of the Anapsida occur in California:

TESTUDINES (Turtles)

CHELYDRIDAE (Snapping Turtles)

Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina (Introduced)

KINOSTERNIDAE (Musk and Mud Turtles)

Sonoran Mud Turtle Kinosternon sonoriense

EMYDIDAE (Box and Water Turtles)

Northwestern Pond Turtle C. m. marmorata

Southwestern Pond Turtle C. m. pallida

Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta (Introduced)

Slider Pseudemys (Trachemys) scripta (Introduced)

TESTUDINIDAE (True Land Tortoises)

Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

CHELONIIDAE (Sea Turtles)

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas (Marine)

Loggerhead Caretta caretta (Marine)

Pacific Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea (Marine)

Hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata (Marine)

DERMOCHELYIDAE (Leatherback Turtles)

Leatherback Dermochelys coriacea (Marine)

TRIONYCHIDAE (Softshell Turtles)

Spiny Softshell Trionyx spiniferus (Introduced)