EMYSystem Genus Page: Erymnochelys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Podocnemidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Erymnochelys (Madagascan Big-headed Turtles)
range of genus Erymnochelys
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E. madagascariensis
Original Description Baur 1888b : 421
Common name Madagascan Big-headed Turtles
Distribution As for the single species
Comments Frair et al. (1978) reviewed the evidence for the removal of this genus from the synonymy of Podocnemis.
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