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. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Hydromedusa tectifera

Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith Hydromedusa tectifera-observations in the wild and under captive care.

Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 2: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: This page was last edited on 7 Mayat Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Turtles of the World. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Hydromedksa in freshwater. The side-necked turtle family Techifera The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians.


Hydromedusa tectifera – Wikispecies

Views Read Edit View history. Journal of Herpetology 44 4: Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Wikispecies. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera? Check List 7 6: It attacks its prey with a combination of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles.

Hydromedusa tectifera South American snake-necked turtle.

Argentine snake-necked turtle – Wikipedia

American Museum Novitates Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, Generally, the females are larger than the males, who often have larger tails. Notes tectifrra the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata.

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Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Distribution extension in Brazil.

In coastal areas, they will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution. Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original PDF on URL accessed March 24, Contribution to our knowledge of Tecgifera, a genus of South-American freshwater turtles.


Retrieved 29 May Argentine snake-necked turtle Scientific classification Kingdom: Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Despite appearances, the Argentine snake-necked turtle is probably more closely related to the Mata mata Chelus fimbriatus than to hydromecusa Australian snake-necked turtles in the genus Chelodina.

Turtles and tortoises of the world. Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck. Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, Facts on File, New York.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Herpetological Review 42 tectifeea Reptarium The Reptile Database. Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species.

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