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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
subfamily.......Austrochelidinae ()
genus...............Acanthochelys (South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles)
species list
A. chacoensis (Pantanal Swamp Turtle)
A. macrocephala (Pantanal Swamp Turtle)
A. pallidipectoris (Chaco Side-necked Turtle)
A. radiolata (Brazilian Radiolated Swamp Turtle)
A. spixii (Spiny-neck Turtle)
Original Description
Gray 1873d : 305
Common Name
South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles
South America from southeastern Brazil to Uruguay, Paraguay, eastern Bolivia, and northern Argentina.
Removed from the synonymy of the genus Platemys by McBee et al. (1985) and supported by Derr et al. (1987:370) and Iverson (1986b:197).
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