Turtles of New Mexico
Scientific Common
CHELYDRIDAE Snapping Turtles
Chelydra serpentina Eastern Snapping Turtle
EMYDIDAE Box & Water Turtles
Chrysemys picta belli Western Painted Turtle
Pseudemys gorzugi Rio Grande Cooter
Terrapene 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 Spiny Softshell
Non-native Protected