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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Podocnemididae
Bibliography of the genus Peltocephalus
Biodiversity of the family Podocnemididae


Big-headed Amazon River Turtle


Storhovedet Amazonasflodskildpadde

1835 Peltocephalus Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Emys tracaxa Spix 1824)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Peltocephalus dumerilianus

Big-headed Amazon River Turtle, Big-headed Side-necked Turtle, (Dumeril's Big-headed River Turtle)


Storhovedet Amazonasflodskildpadde

1812 Emys dumeriliana Schweigger
Podocnemis dumeriliana Wagler 1830
Chelys dumerilliana Gray in Griffith 1831
Hydraspis dumeriliana Gray 1831
Peltocephalus dumerilianus Diesing 1840
Chelonemys dumeriliana Gray 1870
1824 Emys macrocephala Spix (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Peltocephalus macrocephala Fretey 1975
1824 Emys tracaxa Spix (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Hydraspis tracaxa Bell 1828
Podocnemis tracaxa Wagler 1830
Peltocophalus tracaxa Duméril & Bibron 1835
1831 Chelys lata Gray in Griffith (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Hydraspis lata Gray 1831
1831 Emys icterocephala Gray in Griffith [lapsus for Emys macrocephala Spix 1824] (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Amazonas, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Roraima), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Venezuela.