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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Chelidae
Bibliography of the genus Ranacephala
Biodiversity of the family Chelidae


Rio Pequena Side-necked Turtle



2001 Ranacephala McCord, Joseph-Ouni & Lamar (type species: Phrynops hogei Mertens 1967; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Mesoclemmys.
Distribution: As for the single species.

Ranacephala hogei

Rio Pequena Side-necked Turtle, (Hoge's Side-necked Turtle)



1967 Phrynops hogei Mertens
Ranacephala hogei McCord, Joseph-Ouni & Lamar 2001
Mesoclemmys hogei Bour & Zaher 2005

Remarks: Previously included in Mesoclemmys. Reassigned to Ranacephala by Thompson, Spinks & Shaffer (2021). Although the type locality is Sao Paulo, the species apparently does not occur in the state (Rhodin, Mittermeier & Silva 1982).
Distribution: Brazil (Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro).