EMYSystem Species Page: Acanthochelys chacoensis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Austrochelidinae ()
GenusGenus Acanthochelys (South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Acanthochelys chacoensis (Pantanal Swamp Turtle)
range of species Acanthochelys chacoensis
approximate range
Original Description Rhodin, Mittermeier and McMorris 1984 :
Type Locality None
Holotype BMNH 1946.1.22.9 (formerly and its skull, which is numbered separately as BMNH 1947.3.6.13
Original name Acanthochelys chacoensis
Common name Pantanal Swamp Turtle
Distribution None
Comments None
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