EMYSystem Species Page: Phrynops zuliae
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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 zuliae (Zulia Toad-headed Turtle)
range of species Phrynops zuliae
approximate range
Original Description Pritchard and Trebbau 1984 : 135
Type Locality "Caņo Madre Vieja near El Guayabo, Distrito Colon, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela (8° 53'N, 72° 30'W)"
Holotype UF 53439
Original name Phrynops zuliae
Common name Zulia Toad-headed Turtle
Distribution Basins draining into the western shore of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
Comments Subgenus Batrachemys. Reviewed by Pritchard and Trebbau (1984) and Pritchard (1987).
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