Thai National Parks

Species of Thailand

Turtle and tortoise species in Thailand

Please note that some of the species listed below may be extinct or no longer found in Thailand.

This list below is result of our own cross-referencing of checklists from many sites, location data from scientific publications, IUCN website, books, blogs etc. We have also used location data from photos posted by photographers.

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Turtles (Order: Testudines)

Total 34 species

Sea and leatherback turtles (Family: Dermochelyidae and Cheloniidae)
Platysternidae (Family: Platysternidae)
Softshell turtles (Family: Trionychidae)
Freshwater pond turtles (Family: Geoemydidae)
Mangrove terrapins (Genus: Batagur)
Southeast Asian box turtles (Genus: Cuora)
Asian leaf turtles (Genus: Cyclemys)
Asian pond turtles (Genus: Heosemys)
Snail-eating turtles (Genus: Malayemys)
Flat-shelled turtle (Genus: Notochelys)
Pond turtles (Genus: Siebenrockiella)
Tortoises (Family: Testudinidae)
Asian elongated tortoises (Genus: Indotestudo)
Asian tortoises (Genus: Manouria)