EMYSystem Species Page: Phrynops tuberculatus
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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 tuberculatus (Tuberculate Toad-headed Turtle)
range of species Phrynops tuberculatus
approximate range
Original Description Luederwaldt 1926 : 428, 437, 445
Type Locality "Villa Nova (Est. da Bahia)" [Brazil]; and "Fortaleza (Ceará)" [Brazil]; "Estado de Ceará" [Brazil] by lectotype designation.
Syntypes (2 specimens) MZUSP 43; MZUSP 81; MZUSP 43 designated lectotype by Bour and Pauler 1987:9, since MZUSP 81 is apparently lost.
Original name Rhinemys tuberculata
Common name Tuberculate Toad-headed Turtle
Distribution Eastern Brazil in the Rio São Francisco and adjacent basins
Comments Subgenus Batrachemys. Reviewed by Bour (1973) and Bour and Pauler (1987). See Comment under Phrynops vanderhaegei.
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