Magdalena River turtle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Magdalena River turtle
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
Range in red

Podocnemis coutinhii Göldi, 1886

The Magdalena River turtle or Rio Magdalena river turtle[2] (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]


  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