Savanna side-necked turtle

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Savanna side-necked turtle
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Podocnemis
Species: P. vogli
Binomial name
Podocnemis vogli
L. Müller, 1935

The savanna side-necked turtle[1] (Podocnemis vogli ), also commonly known as the Llanos side-necked turtle,[2] is a species of turtle in the family Podocnemididae. The species is endemic to South America.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, vogli, is in honor of Father Cornelius Vogl (1884–1959), who was a Benedictine missionary in Venezuela from 1925 to 1959.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

P. vogli is found in the Orinoco river system in the Venezuelan Llanos in Venezuela, and also in adjacent Colombia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Podocnemis vogli. The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ a b 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. (Podocnemis vogli, p. 276).

Further reading[edit]

  • Müller L (1935). "Über eine neue Podocnemis-Art (Podocnemis vogli) aus Venezuela nebst ergänzender Bemerkungen über die systematischen Merkmale der ihr nächstverwandten Arten ". Zoologischer Anzeiger 110: 97-109. (Podocnemis vogli, new species, p. 104). (in German).