Phrynops tuberosus

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

The Cotinga River Toadhead Turtle (Phrynops tubersosus) is a large species from South America. In the past it has been seen as 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. ^ 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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