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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In coastal areas, they will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

Facts on File, New York. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, Despite appearances, the Argentine snake-necked turtle is probably more closely related to the Mata mata Chelus fimbriatus than to the Australian snake-necked hyrdomedusa in the genus Chelodina.

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A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Hydromedusa tectifera South American snake-necked turtle. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians.

Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Brazil: Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith Archived from the original PDF on hydromevusa Find more photos by Google images search: Journal of Herpetology 44 4: National Center for Biotechnology Information http: It attacks its prey with a combination of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles. Contribution to our knowledge of Hydromedusa, a genus of South-American freshwater turtles.

Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, Distribution extension in Brazil. Check List 7 6: URL accessed March 28, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 2: Reptarium The Reptile Database.

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Check List 5 3: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation. Retrieved 29 May Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: Turtles of the World.


Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: The eggs are 34×22 mm long, white, and brittle-shelled. hydromedisa

Argentine snake-necked turtle

American Museum Novitates Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera? Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America.

Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater. Hydromedusa tectifera-observations in the wild and under captive care. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. The Argentine hydrokedusa 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.

Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species.

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Views Read Edit View history. Hydromedusa tectifera COPE Generally, the females are larger than the males, who often have larger tails. Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck.

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