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.
Crooked Run Valley