Red-headed Amazon River turtle

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Red-headed Amazon Side-necked Turtle
A butterfly feeding on the tears of a turtle in Ecuador.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Podocnemis
Species: P. erythrocephala
Binomial name
Podocnemis erythrocephala
(Spix, 1824)

The Red-headed Amazon Side-necked Turtle,[1] Red-headed River Turtle, or Red-headed Sideneck (Podocnemis erythrocephala) is a species of turtle in the Podocnemididae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela.


  1. ^ Podocnemis erythrocephala, Reptile Database