Mesoclemmys gibba

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Mesoclemmys gibba
Mesoclemmys gibba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Mesoclemmys
Species: M. gibba
Binomial name
Mesoclemmys gibba
Schweigger, 1812[1]

Mesoclemmys gibba, known as the toadhead turtle or gibba turtle, is a small side necked turtle found in a wide area of South America, in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Paraguay, and parts of Brazil.


  1. ^ Schweigger, A.F. 1812. Prodromus Monographia Cheloniorum auctore Schweigger. Königsberg. Arch. Naturwiss. Mathem., 1: 271-368, 406-458.
  2. ^ Uwe Fritz & Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 263–264. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 17, 2010.