Family Emydidae: Box turtles, Chicken turtles, Cooters, Map turtles, Painted turtles, Sliders and Terrapins
Members of the family Emydidae are probably the most commonly encountered family of turtle in Texas. Seen crossing roadways, wandering in fields, basking on logs or swimming in various bodies of water, turtles belonging to the family Emydidae represent the greatest diversity of turtles in Texas. Within Texas the family is represented by 7 genera and 16 species.
Southern painted turtle (Chrysemys dorsalis)
Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)