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Terrapin

A terrapin is a turtle living in fresh or brackish water. The term originally referred to the diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, but in British English the name is widely applied to other freshwater turtles such as red-eared sliders, known in the UK as "red-eared terrapin".

Species

Turtle species with "terrapin" in their common names include:

  • Diamondback terrapin Malaclemys terrapin, a turtle of the Emydidae family, native to the US
  • Painted terrapin Batagur borneoensis, a turtle in the Geoemydidae family native to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand
  • Northern river terrapin Batagur baska, a critically endangered turtle in the Geoemydidae family native to Cambodia
  • Southern river terrapin Batagur affinis, a turtle in the Geoemydidae family native to Cambodia
  • Black marsh turtle Siebenrockiella crassicollis, native to Southeast Asia, also known as the smiling terrapin
  • Seychelles black terrapin Pelusios seychellensis, an extinct species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family that was endemic to Seychelles
  • Serrated hinged terrapin Pelusios sinuatus is a species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family found in southern Africa
  • Yellow belly slider terrapin.






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