Mesoclemmys gibba

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Mesoclemmys gibba
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Mesoclemmys gibba
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Genus: Mesoclemmys
Species:
M. gibba
Binomial name
Mesoclemmys gibba
(Schweigger, 1812)[1]
Synonyms[2]
Species Synonymy
  • Emys gibba Schweigger, 1812
  • Emys stenops Spix, 1824
  • Hydraspis stenops Bell, 1828
  • Rhinemys gibba Wagler, 1830
  • Hydraspis cayennensis gibba Gray, 1831
  • Platemys gibba Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Platemys miliusii Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Hydraspis (Podocnemis) gibba Fitzinger, 1835
  • Phrynops miliusii Gray, 1844
  • Phrynops gibbus Diesing, 1850
  • Hydraspis miliusii Gray, 1856
  • Hydraspis gordoni Gray, 1868
  • Hydraspis bicolor Gray, 1873
  • Mesoclemmys gibba Gray, 1873
  • Mesoclemys gibba Orcés, 1949
  • Mesoclemys giba Donoso-Barros, 1956 (ex errore)
  • Phrynops (Mesoclemmys) gibba Medem, 1960
  • Mesoclemmys gibbus Richard, 1999

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.

References[edit]

  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" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 263–264. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 17, 2010.