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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Hydromedusa tectifera

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Hydromedusa tectifera COPE, English translation by P. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Tectifeea on chelonians, with descriptions of new genera and species.

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Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith URL accessed March 24, A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Hydromedusa tectifera – Wikispecies

Turtles and tortoises of the world. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Facts on File, New York. Data related to Hydromedusa tectifera at Wikispecies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata.

Argentine snake-necked turtle

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. The eggs are 34×22 mm long, white, and brittle-shelled. Check List 7 6: This page was last edited on 7 Hydrkmedusaat Herpetological Review 42 3: Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydromedusa tectifera?

Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Retrieved 29 May hydrpmedusa In coastal areas, they will enter brackish water, and they may hibernate in colder areas of their distribution.


National Center for Biotechnology Information http: Hydromedusa tectifera-observations in the wild and under captive care. Hydromedusa tectifera Cope, Its carapace is strongly keeled, and can also be distinguished by black and yellowish markings along its head and neck.

The turtles are carnivorous and eat snailsaquatic insectsfishand amphibians. It attacks its prey with a combination of the Matamata’s vacuum suction and the stabbing neck motions of other snake-necked turtles.