Magdalena River turtle

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Magdalena River turtle
PodocnemisLewyana.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Podocnemis
Species: P. lewyana
Binomial name
Podocnemis lewyana
Duméril, 1852
Podocnemis lewyana map.fr.svg
Range in red
Synonyms

Podocnemis coutinhii Göldi, 1886

The Rio Magdalena River turtle[2] or Magdalena River Turtle (Podocnemis lewyana) is a species of turtle in the Podocnemididae family. It is endemic to Colombia where it is confined to the Magdalena River basin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (1996). Podocnemis lewyana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b Podocnemis lewyana, Reptile Database