Maps - Native Species By Region

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As of mid-May, 2021, Google deprecated the API we were using as the base of these maps. These maps will return upon being rebuilt on a different system after the Turtle Taxonomy Working Group releases their next update, which is expected during the 2021 calendar year.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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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 [Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R. Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P.]. 2017. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Pritchard, P.C.H., 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 7:1–292. doi: 10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017, Web. Dec. 2017.

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.

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