EMYSystem Species Page: Phrynops rufipes
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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 rufipes (Red Side-necked Turtle)
range of species Phrynops rufipes
approximate range
Original Description Spix 1824 : 7
Type Locality "Rio Solimoens" [= Río Solimoes, South America]
Holotype ZSM 3006/0
Original name Emys rufipes
Common name Red Side-necked Turtle
Distribution Amazon river basin in southeastern Colombia, (possibly) Peru, and northwestern Brazil
Comments Subgenus Phrynops. Reviewed by Lamar and Medem (1984) and Groombridge (1982).
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