EMYSystem Species Page: Hydromedusa tectifera
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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 tectifera (South American Snake-necked Turtle)
range of species Hydromedusa tectifera
approximate range
Original Description Cope 1869 : 147
Type Locality "Monte Video" [Uruguay]
Holotype Not located
Original name Hydromedusa tectifera
Common name South American Snake-necked Turtle
Distribution Southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, northeastern Argentina and (apparently) Paraguay
Comments None.
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