EMYSystem Genus Page: Chelus
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Austrochelidinae ()
GenusGenus Chelus (Matamata Turtles)
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C. fimbriata
Original Description Duméril 1806 : 0
Common name Matamata Turtles
Distribution As for the single species
Comments Zug (1977) discussed the correct spelling of the generic name.
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