Phrynops tuberosus

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Phrynops tuberosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Phrynops
Species: P. tuberosus
Binomial name
Phrynops tuberosus
(W. Peters, 1870)[1]

Phrynops tuberosus, commonly known as the Cotinga River toadhead turtle, is a large species endemic to South America.


In the past, Phrynops tuberosus has been considered a subspecies of Phrynops geoffroanus, but it is currently afforded full species status.


  1. ^ Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig. 1870. "Über Platemys tuberosa, eine neue Art von Schildkröte aus British-Guiana ". Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1870 (Mai): 311-313.
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 341. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ van Dijk, Peter Paul, 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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger, George Albert. 1889. Catalogue of the Chelonians, Rhynchocephalians, and Crocodiles in the British Museum (Natural History). New Edition. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). x + 311 pp. + Plates I-VI. (Hydraspis tuberosa, p. 233).

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