Peltocephalus dumerilianus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Peltocephalus
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1835 [3]
Species:
P. dumerilianus
Binomial name
Peltocephalus dumerilianus
(Schweigger, 1812) [2]
Synonyms[1][4]
  • Emys dumeriliana
    Schweigger, 1812
  • Emys macrocephala
    Spix, 1824
  • Emys tracaxa
    Spix, 1824
  • Chelys (Hydraspis) lata
    Gray in Griffith, 1831
  • Emys icterocephala
    Gray in Griffith, 1831
  • Chelys (Hydraspis)
    dumerilliana
    [sic]
    — Gray, 1831
  • Podocnemis dumeriliana
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Peltocephalus tracaxa
    — A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Podocnemis tracaxa
    Boulenger, 1889
  • Peltocephalus dumeriliana
    — Obst, 1985
  • Peltocephalus dumerilianus
    — Gorzula & Señaris, 1999

The big-headed Amazon River turtle (Peltocephalus dumerilianus),[4] also known as the big-headed sideneck, is a species of turtle in the family Podocnemididae. The species is monotypic within the genus Peltocephalus.[3]

Etymology

The specific name, dumerilianus, is in honor of French herpetologist André Marie Constant Duméril.[5]

Big-headed Amazon River turtle swimming
Big-headed Amazon River turtle swimming

Geographic range

P. dumerilianus is found in Brazil (Amazonas, Pará), Colombia, French Guiana, Venezuela, Ecuador, and possibly in Peru.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (1996). "Peltocephalus dumerilianus ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1996: e.T16511A97397017. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T16511A5972664.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.((cite iucn)): error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)
  2. ^ "Peltocephalus dumerilianus ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. ^ a b "Peltocephalus ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  4. ^ a b c "Peltocephalus dumerilianus ". Reptile Database.
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Peltocephalus dumeriliana, p. 77).

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