Six-tubercled Amazon River turtle

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Six-tubercled Amazon River turtle
Iaçá, Pitiú (Podocnemis sextuberculata) - Filhote.jpg
Young Podocnemis sextuberculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Podocnemididae
Genus: Podocnemis
Species: P. sextuberculata
Binomial name
Podocnemis sextuberculata
Cornalia, 1849

The six-tubercled Amazon River turtle[1] or six-tubercled river turtle (Podocnemis sextuberculata) is a species of turtle in the Podocnemididae family.

It is found in the Amazon basin in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and possibly Ecuador.[2]


  1. ^ Podocnemis sextuberculata, Reptile Database
  2. ^ Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R. Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. (Turtle Taxonomy Working Group) (2017). Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Pritchard, P.C.H., and Mittermeier, R.A., eds. "Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status". Chelonian Research Monographs. Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (8 ed.). 7: 1–292. doi:10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017.