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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Argentine snake-necked turtle

Contribution to our knowledge of Hydromedusa, a hyvromedusa of South-American freshwater turtles. Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, and marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation.

Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Argentine snake-necked turtle tectigera, [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.

Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Hydromedusa tectifera South American snake-necked turtle. Hydromedua on File, New York. Check List 5 3: Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. English translation by P.


Views Read Edit View history. The side-necked turtle family Chelidae: Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Archived from the original PDF on National Center for Biotechnology Information http: Hydromedusa tectifera COPE Turtles of the World.

Distribution extension in Brazil. Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek.

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Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Its carapace is strongly tectifrra, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck.

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.

The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians.

Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Check List 7 6: American Museum Novitates Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Wikispecies. Retrieved 29 May Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America.


URL accessed March 24, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 2: URL accessed March 28, Argentine snake-necked turtle Scientific classification Kingdom: The eggs are 34×22 mm long, white, and brittle-shelled.

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

Can you confirm these amateur tectifeea of Hydromedusa tectifera? Journal of Herpetology 44 4: Retrieved from ” https: Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Herpetological Review 42 3: Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Brazil: In coastal areas, tectiferx will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution.

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