EMYSystem Species Page: Rhinoclemmys diademata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Rhinoclemmys diademata (Maracaibo Wood Turtle)
range of species Rhinoclemmys diademata
approximate range
Original Description Mertens 1954a : 4
Type Locality "Maracay, Venezuela"; possibly a lapsus for "Maracaibo" according to Pritchard and Trebbau (1984:172)
Holotype SMF 48141
Original name Geoemyda punctularia diademata
Common name Maracaibo Wood Turtle
Distribution Maracaibo basin, Venezuela
Comments Reviewed and elevated to species status by Pritchard and Trebbau (1984; see also Pritchard, 1979), although Paolillo (1985; among others) considered it a subspecies of punctularia.
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