ARS
Austin-Area
Turtle
ID Guide

Austin-Area
Turtles

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.

Austin-Area
Turtles

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.

Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)
(Sternotherus Odoratus - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson

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Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)
(Sternotherus Odoratus - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson

Common Snapping Turtle
(Chelydra Serpentina - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Common Snapping Turtle
(Chelydra Serpentina - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

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Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

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Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

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Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Texas Map Turtle
(Graptemys Versa - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

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Texas Map Turtle
(Graptemys Versa - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Texas River Cooter
(Pseudemys Texana - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Texas River Cooter
(Pseudemys Texana - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Texas Spiny Softshell Turtle
(Apalone spinifera emoryi - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

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Texas Spiny Softshell Turtle
(Apalone spinifera emoryi - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Adam Dawson

Photo by Marcela Garza

Photo by Marcela Garza

Photo by Adam Dawson
Photo by Marcela Garza
Photo by Marcela Garza