EMYSystem Species Page: Acanthochelys pallidipectoris
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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 pallidipectoris (Chaco Side-necked Turtle)
range of species Acanthochelys pallidipectoris
approximate range
Original Description Freiberg 1945 : 19
Type Locality "Pcia. [= Presidencia] Roque Sáenz Peña, Chaco [Province]", [Argentina]
Holotype MACN 1731
Original name Platemys pallidipectoris
Common name Chaco Side-necked Turtle
Distribution The Chaco of northern Argentina to Paraguay; possibly also in eastern Bolivia
Comments Reviewed by Ernst (1983a; as Platemys pallidipectoris), Groombridge (1982; as Platemys pallidipectoris), and Waller (1988).
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