EMYSystem Species Page: Hydromedusa maximiliani
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Hydromedusinae ()
GenusGenus Hydromedusa (South American Snake-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Hydromedusa maximiliani (Brazilian Snake-necked Turtle)
range of species Hydromedusa maximiliani
approximate range
Original Description Mikan 1820 : Table
Type Locality "Capitania St. Paulo" [= São Paulo, Brazil]
Holotype NMW 23391
Original name Emys maximiliani
Common name Brazilian Snake-necked Turtle
Distribution Basins near the coast in the states of Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo in southeastern Brazil
Comments None.
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