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Ornate wood turtle, Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Rhinoclemmydinae
Genus: Rhinoclemmys
Fitzinger, 1835[1]

Rhinoclemmys is a turtle genus in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae), the only genus in the subfamily Rhinoclemmydinae. They are commonly known as the Neotropical wood turtles and are the only geoemydids known from the Americas. As such, they have adapted to a wide range of habitats, which is reflected in the species' common names. It contains nine species.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rhodin 2010, pp. 000.114-000.115