EMYSystem Genus Page: Acanthochelys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Austrochelidinae ()
GenusGenus Acanthochelys (South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles)
range of genus Acanthochelys
approximate range
A. chacoensis
A. macrocephala
A. pallidipectoris
A. radiolata
A. spixii
Original Description Gray 1873d : 305
Common name South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles
Distribution South America from southeastern Brazil to Uruguay, Paraguay, eastern Bolivia, and northern Argentina.
Comments Removed from the synonymy of the genus Platemys by McBee et al. (1985) and supported by Derr et al. (1987:370) and Iverson (1986b:197).
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