|Podocnemis unifilis, |
yellow-spotted river turtle
6 species, see text
Podocnemis is a genus of aquatic turtles, commonly known as South American river turtles, in the family Podocnemididae. The genus consists of six extant species occurring in tropical South America. Three additional species are known only from fossils.
These six species are extant.
Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Podocnemis.
The following three species are extinct, all from late Neogene deposits in South America:
The Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) species "Podocnemis" parva Haas, 1978, based on remains from the West Bank, is now assigned to Algorachelus, as A. parvus.