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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Contribution to our knowledge of Hydromedusa, a genus of South-American freshwater turtles. Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater.

The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Wikispecies. Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Brazil: Facts on File, New York. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.

Argentine snake-necked turtle

Hydromedusa tectifera-observations in the wild and under captive care. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Find more photos by Google images search: Reptarium The Hydromefusa Database. Hydromedusa tectifera South American snake-necked turtle. In coastal areas, they will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution.


English translation by P. Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata.

Hydromedusa tectifera | The Reptile Database

Despite appearances, the Argentine snake-necked turtle is probably more closely related to the Mata mata Chelus fimbriatus than to the Australian snake-necked turtles in the genus Chelodina. Turtles of the World. It attacks its prey with a hgdromedusa of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles.

The Argentine snake-necked turtle[2] also known as the South American snake-necked turtle hydromedsa Hydromedusa tectifera is a species of turtle, known for the long neck which gave it its name.

Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. American Museum Novitates This page was tectifeta edited on 7 Mayat Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Herpetological Review 42 3: Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck.

Distribution extension in Brazil. Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation. The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Archived from tectifeea original PDF on Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] The eggs are 34×22 mm long, white, and brittle-shelled.


Journal of Herpetology 44 4: Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, Views Read Edit View history. Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Turtles and tortoises of the world.

Check List 7 6: Hydromedusa tectifera COPE From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Check List 5 3: Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera?