Temporal range: Early Miocene-Recent
~19–0 Ma
Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima,
painted wood turtle
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Rhinoclemmydinae
Genus: Rhinoclemmys
Fitzinger 1835[1]

Rhinoclemmys is a genus of turtles in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae), the only genus in the subfamily Rhinoclemmydinae. Member species of the genus are commonly known as the Neotropical wood turtles and are the only geoemydids known from the Americas. As such, they have adapted to a wide range of habitats, which is reflected in the species' common names.


The genus Rhinoclemmys contains the following extant and fossil species which are recognized as being valid:

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Rhinoclemmys.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rhodin 2010, pp. 000.114–000.115
  2. ^ Cadena et al., 2012


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