EMYSystem Species Page: Acanthochelys macrocephala
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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 macrocephala (Pantanal Swamp Turtle)
range of species Acanthochelys macrocephala
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Original Description Rhodin, Mittermeier and McMorris 1984 : 38
Type Locality "Caiçara, Rio Paraguai, Mato Grosso, Brazil (16° 03'S, 57° 43'W)"
Holotype NMW 1293
Original name Platemys macrocephala
Common name Pantanal Swamp Turtle
Distribution Upper Rio Mamoré basin of central Bolivia to the Pantanal region of the upper Paraguai of Brazil
Comments Reviewed by Rhodin, Mittermeier, and Ernst (1990).
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