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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 Rhinemys
Biodiversity of the family Chelidae


Red Amazon Side-necked Turtle

Rote Krötenkopfschildkröte

Rød Amazonas-halsvender

1830 Rhinemys Wagler (type species: Emys rufipes Spix 1824)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Phrynops (e.g., Iverson 1992). Generic allocation of the species considered here to belong to Mesoclemmys, Phrynops, and Rhinemys is still controversial (Fritz & Havas 2006).
Distribution: As for the single species.

Rhinemys rufipes

Red Amazon Side-necked Turtle, Red-footed Amazon Side-necked Turtle, Red-headed Side-necked Turtle, Red-faced Toad-headed Turtle

Rote Krötenkopfschildkröte

Rød Amazonas-halsvender

1824 Emys rufipes Spix
Hydraspis rufipes Bell 1828
Rhinemys rufipes Wagler 1830
Chelys rufipes Gray in Griffith 1831
Platemys rufipes Duméril & Bibron 1835
Phrynops rufipes Gray 1844

Distribution: Brazil (Amazonas, Para), Colombia.