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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Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck. Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Brazil: Turtles of the World. Check List 5 3: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Can hydtomedusa confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera? Herpetological Review 42 3: Distribution extension in Brazil.


The Reptiles of Paraguay: Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. In coastal areas, they will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution.

English hydroedusa by P. URL accessed March 24, Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, Generally, the females are larger than the males, who often have larger tails. It attacks its prey with a combination of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Views Read Edit View history.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. Check List 7 6: Retrieved from ” https: The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians.

This page was last edited on 7 Mayat URL accessed March 28, Retrieved 29 May Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 2: Hydromeduda template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


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Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, Contribution to our knowledge of Hydromedusa, a genus of South-American freshwater turtles.

A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Find more photos by Google images search: Turtles and tortoises of the world.

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Argentine snake-necked turtle Scientific classification Kingdom: Hydromedusa tectifera COPE Tweet Please submit hydromedusz about this entry to the curator. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith American Museum Novitates Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

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