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]
Synonyms[3][4]
  • 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.

Etymology[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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).

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