Brown wood turtle

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Brown wood turtle
GeoclemmysAnnulataFord.jpg
Illustration of Rhinoclemmys annulata
by G.H. Ford
from Gray's original description.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Rhinoclemmys
Species:
R. annulata
Binomial name
Rhinoclemmys annulata
(Gray, 1860)
Synonyms[2]
  • Geoclemmys annulata
    Gray, 1860
  • Clemmys annulata
    Strauch, 1862
  • Rhinoclemys (Callopsis) annulata
    — Gray, 1863
  • Chelopus annulatus
    Cope, 1865
  • Rhinoclemmys annulata
    — Gray, 1870
  • Chelopus gabbii
    Cope, 1876
  • Emys gabbi [sic]
    Günther, 1885 (ex errore)
  • Nicoria annulata
    Boulenger, 1889
  • Nicoria gabbii
    — Boulenger, 1889
  • Geoemyda annulata
    Siebenrock, 1909
  • Geoemyda gabbii
    — Siebenrock, 1909
  • Rhinoclemmys gabbii
    Allee, 1926
  • Geoamyda annulata
    Park, Barden & Williams, 1940
  • Geoemyda annulaia [sic]
    Medem, 1958 (ex errore)
  • Geoemyda gabbi
    Pritchard, 1967
  • Callopsis annulata
    H.M. Smith, R.B. Smith &
    Sawin, 1976
  • Rhinoclemmys angulata [sic]
    Highfield, 1996 (ex errore)

The brown wood turtle or brown land turtle (Rhinoclemmys annulata) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae. The species is endemic to Central America and northern South America.

Taxonomy[edit]

R. annulata is one of nine species of turtles in the genus Rhinoclemmys.

Geographic range[edit]

R. annulata is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (1996). Rhinoclemmys annulata. Version=2011.2 Archived 27 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 241–242. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ Rhinoclemmys annulata. The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1889). Catalogue of the Chelonians, Rhynchocephalians, and Crocodiles in the British Museum (Natural History). New Edition. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). x + 311 pp. + Plates I-III. (Nicoria annulata and N. gabbii, p. 126).
  • Gray JE (1860). "Description of a New Species of Geoclemmys from Ecuador". Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1860: 231-132 + Plate XXIX. (Geoclemmys annulata, new species).
  • Mittermeier RA (1971). "Notes on the behavior and ecology of Rhinoclemmys annulata Gray". Herpetologica 27 (4): 485-488.