EMYSystem Species Page: Phrynops geoffroanus
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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 geoffroanus (Geoffroy's Side-necked Turtle)
range of species Phrynops geoffroanus
approximate range
Original Description Schweigger 1812 : 302
Type Locality "Brasilia"
Holotype MNHN 9417
Original name Emys geoffroana
Common name Geoffroy's Side-necked Turtle
Distribution Orinoco to Amazon and São Francisco to Parana river basins of Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil, Paraguay, and possibly northern Argentina
Comments Subgenus Phrynops. Includes Phrynops tuberosus (Peters, 1870:311) according to Wermuth and Mertens (1977), although this taxon may deserve species status (see Pritchard and Trebbau, 1984; who review Phrynops geoffroanus).
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