EMYSystem Genus Page: Rhinoclemmys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
range of genus Rhinoclemmys
approximate range
R. annulata
R. areolata
R. diademata
R. funerea
R. melanosterna
R. nasuta
R. pulcherrima
R. punctularia
R. rubida
Original Description Fitzinger 1835 : 115
Common name Neotropical Wood Turtles
Distribution Southern Sonora and southern Veracruz (Mexico) to northern Ecuador and northern Brazil; Trinidad
Comments Tribe Geoemydini. The nomenclatural history of this genus is complex. See Smith and Smith (1979) and Smith et al. (1980) for discussion. Some recent literature used the synonyms Callopsis or Rhinoclemys. Reviewed by Ernst (1978, as Callopsis; 1981a) and Pritchard and Trebbau (1984; in part).
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