Savanna side-necked turtle
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Podocnemis
P. vogli
Binomial name
Podocnemis vogli

The savanna side-necked turtle[1] (Podocnemis vogli), also commonly known as the Llanos side-necked turtle,[2] is a species of turtle in the family Podocnemididae. The species is endemic to South America.


The specific name, vogli, is in honor of Father Cornelius Vogl (1884–1959), who was a Benedictine missionary in Venezuela from 1925 to 1959.[2]

Geographic range

Podocnemis vogli is found in the Orinoco river system in the Llanos in Venezuela and Colombia.[1]


  1. ^ a b Species Podocnemis vogli at The Reptile Database
  2. ^ a b 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. (Podocnemis vogli, p. 276).

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