EMYSystem Species Page: Acanthochelys radiolata
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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 radiolata (Brazilian Radiolated Swamp Turtle)
range of species Acanthochelys radiolata
approximate range
Original Description Mikan 1820 : Fig.
Type Locality "Sebastianopoli" [= Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
Holotype NMW 23390
Original name Emys radiolata
Common name Brazilian Radiolated Swamp Turtle
Distribution Basins near the Atlantic coast from the mouth of the Rio São Francisco to São Paulo state in eastern Brazil, as well as an isolated record from the upper Rio Xingu basin in Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Comments Reviewed by Ernst (1983c; as Platemys radiolata; although his distribution map is in error), Rhodin, Mittermeier, and McMorris (1984; as Platemys radiolata), and Rhodin, da Rocha e Silva, and Mittermeier (1984; as Platemys radiolata).
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