EMYSystem Genus Page: Podocnemis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Podocnemidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Podocnemis (South American Side-necked River Turtles)
range of genus Podocnemis
approximate range
P. erythrocephala
P. expansa
P. lewyana
P. sextuberculata
P. unifilis
P. vogli
Original Description Wagler 1830 : 135
Common name South American Side-necked River Turtles
Distribution Northern South America
Comments Reviewed by Williams (1954a) and Pritchard and Trebbau (1984).
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