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Phrynops tuberosus

(Cotinga River Side-Necked Turtle)

Overview

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Endangered

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Cotinga River Side-Necked Turtle, Cotinga River Toadhead Turtle

Description

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Physical Description

Size/Age/Growth

Length to about 14" (35 cm).

Habitat

Biome: Terrestrial ; Freshwater

Biology

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Reproduction

During the dry season , this species lays up to 20 spherical eggs , which hatch in about four months.

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Hydraspis tuberosa Boulenger 1889 • Mehdi & Lamar 2001 • Phrynops geoffroana tuberosa MÜ ;ller 1939 • Phrynops geoffroana tuberosa — MÜller 1939 • Phrynops geoffroanus tuberosus Duellman 1978: 193 • Phrynops tuberosa Mertens Et Al. 1934 • Phrynops tuberosa — Mccord • Phrynops tuberosus — David 1994 • Phrynops tuberosus — Mccord & Joseph-Ouni 2002 • Phrynops tuberosus — Souza 2004 • Platemys tuberosa Peters 1870

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Holotype: ZMB 166 For a color illustration and distribution map see MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2002. Distrubtion not updated for elevation to species status.

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Phrynops

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 15 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. dahli (Dahl's Toad-Headed Turtle) · P. geoffroanus (Geoffroy's Side-Necked Turtle) · P. geoffroanus geoffroanus (Geoffroy’s Toadhead Turtle) · P. gibbus (Gibba Turtle) · P. heliostemma (Amazon Toadhead Turtle) · P. hilarii (Hilaire's Side-Necked Turtle) · P. hogei (Brazilian Sideneck Turtle) · P. nasutus (Common Toad-Headed Turtle) · P. raniceps (Amazon Toad-Headed Turtle) · P. rufipes (Red Side-Necked Turtle) · P. tuberculatus (Tuberculate Toad-Headed Turtle) · P. tuberosus (Cotinga River Side-Necked Turtle) · P. vanderhaegei (Vanderhaege's Toad-Headed Turtle) · P. williamsi (Williams' Side-Necked Turtle) · P. zuliae (Zulia Toad Headed Sideneck)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Last Revised: 2014-04-16