Black spine-neck swamp turtle

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Black spine-neck swamp turtle
Acanthochelys spixii.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Acanthochelys
Species: A. spixii
Binomial name
Acanthochelys spixii
(Duméril & Bibron, 1835)[2]
  • Emys depressa Spix 1824:4 (junior homonym)[3]
  • Emys aspera Gray 1830:16 (10:7) (nomen dubium et oblitum)
  • Platemys spixii Duméril and Bibron 1835:409[4]
  • Acanthochelys spixii Duméril & Bibron, 1835 recombination[5]

The black spine-neck swamp turtle, spiny-neck turtle or Spix's sideneck turtle (Acanthochelys spixii) is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and possibly Paraguay.


  1. ^ Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (1996). Acanthochelys spixii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
  2. ^ Duméril, A.M.C., and G. Bibron. 1835. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles, Vol. 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris, iv + 680 p.
  3. ^ Spix, J.B. von. 1824. Animalia nova; sive, Species novae Testudinum et Ranarum, quas in itinere per Brasiliam annis 1817-20 collegit et descripsit. F.S. Hübschmann, München. iv + 53 pp.
  4. ^ Duméril, A.M.C. and Bibron, G. 1835. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle des Reptiles. Tome Second. Paris: Roret, 680 pp.
  5. ^ Gray, J.E. 1873. Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4)11:289-308.
  6. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B., and Bour, R.]. 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(7):000.329–479, doi:10.3854/ crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014.