EMYSystem Genus Page: Platemys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Austrochelidinae ()
GenusGenus Platemys (Twisted-necked Turtles)
range of genus Platemys
approximate range
P. platycephala
Original Description Wagler 1830 : 135
Common name Twisted-necked Turtles
Distribution As for the single species
Comments Reduced to a monotypic genus by McBee et al. (1985) and Iverson (1986b:197), and substantiated by Derr et al. (1987:370). Reviewed by Ernst (1987). See Comment under Acanthochelys account.
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