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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Turtles and tortoises of the world. Herpetological Review 42 3: Hydromedusa tectifera-observations in the wild and under captive care. Turtles of the World. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater.

In coastal areas, they will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution.

The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera? Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck.



Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Wikispecies. The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species. Hydromeusa 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.

This page was last edited on 7 Mayat In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Check List 7 6: Hydormedusa List 5 3: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation.

URL accessed March 28, The eggs are 34×22 mm long, white, and brittle-shelled. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. Tectofera accessed March 24, Generally, the females are larger than the males, who often have larger tails. Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 2: Journal of Herpetology 44 4: Find more photos by Google images search: Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek.


Argentine snake-necked turtle Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved from ” https: A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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Distribution extension in Brazil. National Center for Biotechnology Information http: Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Hydrkmedusa 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.

The Reptiles of Paraguay: Hydromedusa tectifera South American snake-necked turtle. Seventh contribution to the herpetology tectiffra tropical America. Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, Hydromedusa tectifera COPE English translation by P.

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