EMYSystem Species Page: Rhinoclemmys nasuta
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Rhinoclemmys nasuta (Large-nosed Wood Turtle)
range of species Rhinoclemmys nasuta
approximate range
Original Description Boulenger 1902 : 53
Type Locality "Bulún [= San Francisco de Pulun], 160 feet, and from the Rio Durango, 350 feet" [Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador]; Carr and Almendariz (1990:91-93) discuss the precise location of the type locality.
Syntypes (4 specimens) BMNH 1947.3.5.54; BMNH 1947.3.5.55; BMNH 1947.3.5.56; BMNH 1947.3.5.57
Original name Nicoria nasuta
Common name Large-nosed Wood Turtle
Distribution Western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador
Comments Reviewed by Ernst (1980d) and Carr and Almendariz (1990).
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