Notes: The counts of species in a given region only include native species; however, introduced species have been included in the species lists. Where sea turtles are concerned, we have chosen to list only those species that nest within the region. If you would like to suggest a change or update, please email us. We will need supporting data or papers to make changes.
Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B., and Bour, R.]. 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonomy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs, No. 7, pp.000.329-000.478, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014, http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/checklist. Web. Jun. 2014.
Disclaimer: The Native Species Maps – By Region are an educational resource. While we have tried to be thorough and accurate, cannot guarantee all information has been accounted for. While theTurtleRoom’s staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.