EMYSystem Species Page: Phrynops nasutus
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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 nasutus (Common Toad-headed Turtle)
range of species Phrynops nasutus
approximate range
Original Description Schweigger 1812 : 298
Type Locality "Patria ignota" [= locality unknown]; designated as "Amérique méridionale" by Duméril and Bibron (1835:437), and "Guyanas et au nord-est de l'Amazonie" by Lescure and Fretey (1975:1318); restricted to "rivières Ouaqui et Inini, bassin du Maroni en amont de Maripasoula, Guyane francaise" by Bour and Pauler (1987:6).
Holotype MNHN 4140; photographed in Bour and Pauler 1987:21.
Original name Emys nasuta
Common name Common Toad-headed Turtle
Distribution French Guiana and Surinam and possibly adjacent Brazil
Comments Subgenus Batrachemys. See Comments under Phrynops dahli and P. raniceps. Reviewed by Lescure and Fretey (1975), Pritchard and Trebbau (1984), and Bour and Pauler (1987).
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