EMYSystem Species Page: Rhinoclemmys punctularia
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Rhinoclemmys punctularia (Spot-legged Turtle)
range of species Rhinoclemmys punctularia
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Original Description Daudin 1802 : 249
Type Locality "Cayenne" [French Guiana]
Holotype MNHN 9130
Original name Testudo puncularia
Common name Spot-legged Turtle
Distribution Orinoco to lower Amazon river basins of Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil; Trinidad and Tobago
Comments Reviewed by Fretey et al. (1977), Ernst (1981c), Pritchard and Trebbau (1984), and Paolillo (1985). Includes R. p. lunata (Gray, 1873b:144) according to Fretey et al. (1977). See Comments under R. diademata and R. melanosterna.
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