Continent: South-America Distribution: SE Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro [HR ]Parana?, Santa Catarina?), E Paraguay, NE. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 11 []: –; Hydromedusa tectifera Report on ITIS. Genus, Hydromedusa Wagler, – South American snake-necked turtles. Species, Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, – South American Snake-necked.

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The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith Despite appearances, the Argentine snake-necked turtle is probably more closely related to the Mata mata Chelus fimbriatus than to the Australian snake-necked turtles tectkfera the genus Chelodina.

Archived from the original PDF on It attacks its prey with a combination of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles. Hydromedusa tectifera South American snake-necked turtle.

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Global diversity of turtles Chelonii; Reptilia in freshwater. National Center for Biotechnology Information http: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Check List 7 6: Herpetological Review 42 3: Turtles of the World.


Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Check List 5 3: Retrieved 29 May Herpetofauna from an urban Pampa fragment in southern Brazil: URL accessed March 28, A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Generally, the females are larger than the males, who often have larger tails.

Argentine snake-necked turtle – Wikipedia

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera? Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Hydromedusa tectifera Tecgifera, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 2: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck.

Hydromedusa tectifera – Wikispecies

Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Hydromedusa tectifera COPE Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the hydromeeusa.

American Museum Novitates Contribution to our knowledge of Hydromedusa, a genus of South-American freshwater turtles. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Facts on File, New York. In coastal areas, they will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Hydromedusa tectifera-observations in the wild and under captive care.


Distribution extension in Htdromedusa. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] Views Read Edit View history. Journal of Herpetology 44 4: The Argentine snake-necked turtle[2] also known as the South American snake-necked turtle [2] Hydromedusa tectifera is a species of turtle, known for the long neck which gave it its name. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Observations on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species.

The eggs are 34×22 mm long, white, and brittle-shelled.

Turtles and tortoises of the world. Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Wikispecies. Argentine snake-necked turtles live in slow-moving ponds, rivers, streams, hydrmoedusa marshes, preferably with aquatic vegetation.

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