Mesoclemmys raniceps

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Mesoclemmys raniceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Mesoclemmys
Species: M. raniceps
Binomial name
Mesoclemmys raniceps
(Gray, 1856)[1]

Mesoclemmys raniceps is a side-necked turtle found on the both the Amazon basin, and Orinoco basin. Little information is known about the turtles life cycle but there is evidence that the females can lay a clutch of 4-8 eggs several times in the year[4]


  1. ^ Gray, John Edward. 1856 [“1855”]. Catalogue of Shield Reptiles in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Testudinata (Tortoises). London: British Museum, 79 pp. [Published Mar 1856].
  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. 
  3. ^ Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, H. Bradley Shaffer, Roger Bour, and Anders G.J. Rhodin. 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.
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