EMYSystem Text Only Genus Page: Acanthochelys
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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
genus...............Acanthochelys (South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles)
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)
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- 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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