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General Taxonomy

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Testudines

from there, the taxonomy branches off into 2 suborders which are further classified into many families. These families are even further sub-classified into genus and species.

  • Suborder: Cryptodira
    • Super Family: Chelonioidea
      • Family: Cheloniidae
      • Family: Dermochelyidae
    • Super Family: Testudinoidea
      • Family: Chelydridae
      • Family: Emydidae
      • Family: Geoemydidae
      • Family: Testudinidae
    • Super Family: Trionychoidea
      • Family: Carettochelyidae
      • Family: Dermatemydidae
      • Family: Kinosternidae
      • Family: Trionychidae
  • Suborder: Pleurodira
    • Family: Chelidae
    • Family: Pelomedusidae
    • Family: Podocnemidida
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It depends on what type of turtle you are talking about.

Family Carettochelyidae (pignose turtles)

Family Chelidae (Austro-American side-necked turtles)

Family Cheloniidae (sea turtles)

Family Chelydridae (snapping turtles and big-headed turtles)

Family Dermatemydidae (Mesoamerican river turtle)

Family Dermochelyidae (leatherback turtle)

Family Emydidae (box turtles and pond turtles)

Family Kinosternidae (mud turtles and musk turtles)

Family Pelomedusidae (Afro-American side-necked turtles)

Family Testudinidae (tortois


Family Trionychidae (softshell turtles)

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Turtles belong to the family Cheloniidae, which includes sea turtles, or to the family Testudinidae, which includes tortoises and some freshwater turtles.

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