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Turtles (Testudines)

   Genera


Erymnochelys
Madagascar Big-headed Side-necked Turtle


Peltocephalus
Big-headed Amazon River Turtle


Podocnemis
South American Side-necked River Turtles




Biodiversity of the family Podocnemididae Bibliography of the family Podocnemididae

Podocnemididae
Giant Side-necked Turtles
Schienenschildkröten     Kæmpehalsvendere




Contents:
  8 species of which 2 (25.0%) are endemic - 3 genera of which 1 (33.3%) is endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Previously included in the family Pelomedusidae (e.g., Wermuth & Mertens 1977; Iverson 1992).

Distribution:  South America, Madagascar.

Reported from:
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Madagascar, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.