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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A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: Hydromedusa tectifera South American snake-necked turtle.

The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians.

Argentine snake-necked turtle

Check List 7 6: Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Journal of Herpetology 44 4: Facts on File, New York.

Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. American Museum Novitates tectiferaa Retrieved from ” https: Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck.

Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species. English translation by P.

Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Brazil: Archived tectifega the original PDF on Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera?

Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. Turtles and tortoises of the world. Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater.

Argentine snake-necked turtle – Wikipedia

Generally, the females are larger than the males, who often have larger tails. Contribution to our knowledge of Hydromedusa, a genus of South-American freshwater turtles. Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 2: Hydromedusa tectifera COPE Reptarium The Reptile Database. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Fectifera.

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This page was last edited on 7 Mayat In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It attacks its prey with a combination of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles.


Distribution extension in Brazil.

Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Retrieved 29 May Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Argentine snake-necked turtle Scientific classification Kingdom: The Argentine snake-necked turtle[2] also known as the South American snake-necked turtle [2] Hydromedusa tectifera is a species of turtle, known for the long neck which gave it its name.

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