Pond Turtles (Family Emydidae)

 

Emydidae, commonly called the pond turtles or marsh turtles, is a family
of turtles. Previously, several species of Asian box turtle were classified

in the family. However, revised taxonomy has separated them to a differ-

ent family. Now, Emydidae, with the exception of two species of pond

turtle, is entirely a Western Hemisphere family. Family Emydidae in-

cludes close to 50 species in 10 genera.

 

 

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