EMYSystem Species Page: Phrynops dahli
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Austrochelidinae ()
GenusGenus Phrynops (Toad-headed Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Phrynops dahli (Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle)
range of species Phrynops dahli
approximate range
Original Description Zangerl and Medem 1958 : 376
Type Locality "Vicinity of Sincelejo, Bolivar, Colombia"
Holotype FMNH 75980
Original name Phrynops dahli
Common name Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle
Distribution Known only from the region of the type locality in northeastern Colombia
Comments Subgenus Batrachemys. Considered by some to be a subspecies of Phrynops nasutus (e.g., Wermuth and Mertens, 1977). Reviewed by Medem (1966) and Groombridge (1982).
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