EMYSystem Species Page: Podocnemis lewyana
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Podocnemidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Podocnemis (South American Side-necked River Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Podocnemis lewyana (Magdalena River Turtle)
range of species Podocnemis lewyana
approximate range
Original Description Duméril 1852 : 242
Type Locality "Santa Fé de Bogotá [Colombia], . . . de la République de Venezuella" [latter in error]
Syntypes (2 specimens) MNHN 8905; MNHN 8360; MNHN 8905 designated lectotype by Williams 1954a:281, who identified MNHN 8360 as P. vogli.
Original name Podocnemis lewyana
Common name Magdalena River Turtle
Distribution Río Magdalena basin of Colombia
Comments Reviewed by Groombridge (1982).
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