Turtles of New Mexico
Scientific Common
CHELYDRIDAE Snapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentina Photo by Josh Emms Eastern Snapping Turtle
EMYDIDAE Box & Water Turtles
Chrysemys picta belli Western Painted Turtle
Pseudemys gorzugi Rio Grande Cooter
Terrapene ornata luteola Desert Box Turtle
Terrapene ornata ornata Ornate Box Turtle
Trachemys gaigeae gaigeae Big Bend Slider
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-Eared Slider
KINOSTERNIDAE Mud & Musk Turtles
Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle
Kinosternon sonoriense Sonoran Mud Turtle
TRIONYCHIDAE Softshell Turtles
Apalone mutica mutica Midland Smooth Softshell
Apalone spinifera emoryi Texas Spiny Softshell
Non-native Protected