EMYSystem Text Only Genus Page: Rhinoclemmys

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Geoemydidae ()
genus...............Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
species list
R. annulata (Brown Wood Turtle)
R. areolata (Furrowed Wood Turtle)
R. diademata (Maracaibo Wood Turtle)
R. funerea (Black Wood Turtle)
R. melanosterna (Colombian Wood Turtle)
R. nasuta (Large-nosed Wood Turtle)
R. pulcherrima (Painted Wood Turtle)
R. punctularia (Spot-legged Turtle)
R. rubida (Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle)
Original Description
Fitzinger 1835 : 115
Common Name
Neotropical Wood Turtles
Southern Sonora and southern Veracruz (Mexico) to northern Ecuador and northern Brazil; Trinidad
Tribe Geoemydini. The nomenclatural history of this genus is complex. See Smith and Smith (1979) and Smith et al. (1980) for discussion. Some recent literature used the synonyms Callopsis or Rhinoclemys. Reviewed by Ernst (1978, as Callopsis; 1981a) and Pritchard and Trebbau (1984; in part).
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