Turtle Identification Guide - Page 1



This identification guide is based on color, pattern and other physical characteristics. Each turtle identification page has two options, A and B follow the options through the pages.

A. Front limbs shaped like flippers...... Click Here




B. Front limbs not shaped like flippers...... Click Here



This online turtle identification key is based on the identification key by Joe Mitchell as found in his book - Mitchell, Joseph C. 1994. The Reptiles of Virginia. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 352 pages.

Special thanks to Mike J. Pinder and Megan G. Rollins for the use of their illustrations.


Last update: 01/16/2011

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