Hoge's side-necked turtle

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Hoge's side-necked turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Mesoclemmys
Species: M. hogei
Binomial name
Mesoclemmys hogei
Mertens, 1967[1]
  • Phrynops hogei
    Mertens, 1967
  • Mesoclemmys hogei
    — Cabrera, 1998
  • Ranacephala hogei
    — McCord, Joseph-Ouni & Lamar, 2001[2]

Hoge's sideneck turtle (Mesoclemmys hogei ) is a species of turtle in the family Chelidae. The species is endemic to the Paraíba do Sul and Itapemirim River basins in southeast Brazil.


The specific name, hogei, is in honor of Brazilian-born Belgian herpetologist Alphonse Richard Hoge.[5]


  1. ^ Mertens, Robert. 1967. "Bemerkenswerte Susswasserschildkröten aus Brasilien ". Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 71–82.
  2. ^ McCord, William P.; Joseph-Ouni, Mehdi; Lamar, William W. 2001. "A taxonomic reevaluation of Phrynops (Testudines: Chelidae) with the description of two new genera and a new species of Batrachemys ". Revista de Biologia Tropical 49 (2): 715–764.
  3. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 338. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ van Dijk, Peter Paul; Iverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley; Bour, Roger; Rhodin, Anders G.J. 2012. Turtles of the World, 2012 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 000.243–000.328.
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Ranacephala hogei, p. 125).