Zulia toad-headed sideneck

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Zulia toad-headed sideneck
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Mesoclemmys
Species: M. zuliae
Binomial name
Mesoclemmys zuliae
(Pritchard & Trebbau, 1984)[1]
  • Phrynops (Batrachemys) zuliae Pritchard & Trebbau, 1984
  • Batrachemys zuliae Groombridge, 1988
  • Mesoclemmys zuliae Bour & Zaher, 2005

The Zulia toad-headed sideneck or Zulia toad-headed turtle (Mesoclemmys zuliae) is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family. It is endemic to Venezuela.


  1. ^ Pritchard, Peter C.H. and Trebbau, Pedro 1984. The Turtles of Venezuela. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Contributions in Herpetology No. 2, 403 pp.
  2. ^ Uwe, Fritz; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 340. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  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.