EMYSystem Species Page: Podocnemis sextuberculata
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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 sextuberculata (Six-tubercled River Turtle)
range of species Podocnemis sextuberculata
approximate range
Original Description Cornalia 1849 : 13
Type Locality "Fl. Amazonum" [= Amazon River, South America]
Holotype Not found, although illustrated in the original description. Originally in the Milano Museum (MSNM) according to R. Bour pers. comm.
Original name Podocnemis expansa sextuberculata
Common name Six-tubercled River Turtle
Distribution Amazon river drainage of northern Brazil, southeastern Colombia, and northeastern Peru
Comments Reviewed by Groombridge (1982).
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