EMYSystem Genus Page: Phrynops
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Austrochelidinae ()
GenusGenus Phrynops (Toad-headed Turtles)
range of genus Phrynops
approximate range
P. dahli
P. geoffroanus
P. gibbus
P. hilarii
P. hogei
P. nasutus
P. raniceps
P. rufipes
P. tuberculatus
P. vanderhaegei
P. williamsi
P. zuliae
Original Description Wagler 1830 : 135
Common name Toad-headed Turtles
Distribution South America
Comments Subgenera noted in species accounts (i.e., Batrachemys, Mesoclemmys, and Phrynops) follow Wermuth and Mertens (1977).
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