Continent: South-America Distribution: SE Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro [HR ]Parana?, Santa Catarina?), E Paraguay, NE. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 11 []: –; Hydromedusa tectifera Report on ITIS. Genus, Hydromedusa Wagler, – South American snake-necked turtles. Species, Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, – South American Snake-necked.

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Journal of Herpetology 44 4: Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species. English translation by P. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Distribution extension in Brazil. Facts on File, New York. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America.

The eggs are 34×22 mm long, white, hydfomedusa brittle-shelled.

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera? Contribution to our knowledge of Hydromedusa, a genus of South-American freshwater turtles. Hydromedusa tectifera COPE Generally, the females are larger than the males, who often have larger tails. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.


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Hydromedusa tectifera-observations in the wild and under captive care. Turtles and tortoises of the world. Tectiefra accessed March 24, Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Brazil: Despite appearances, the Argentine snake-necked turtle is probably more closely related to the Mata mata Chelus fimbriatus than to the Australian snake-necked turtles in the genus Chelodina.

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Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Wikispecies. Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation. The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: Reptarium The Reptile Database.

Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] Check List 5 3: Views Read Edit View history. National Center for Biotechnology Information http: This page was last edited on 7 Mayat Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

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Check List 7 6: Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater. Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck. Argentine snake-necked turtle Scientific classification Kingdom: The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians.


Retrieved 29 May Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. The Argentine snake-necked turtle[2] also known as the South American snake-necked turtle [2] Hydromedusa tectifera is a species of turtle, known for the long neck which gave it its name. Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata.

Argentine snake-necked turtle

Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, Hydromedsa and Molecular Biology 29 2: Find more photos by Google images search: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It attacks its prey with a combination of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles.