Peltocephalus dumerilianus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Peltocephalus dumerilianus
Species Authority: (Schweigger, 1812)
Common Name(s):
English Big-headed Amazon River Turtle, Big-headed Sideneck
French Peltocephale De Duméril, Podocnémide De Duméril
Spanish Cabezón
Chelys (Hydraspsi) lata Bell, in Gray, 1830/1831
Emys dumeriliana Schweigger, 1812
Emys icterocephala Gray, 1831
Emys macrocephala Spix, 1824
Emys tracaxa Spix, 1824
Peltocephalus dumeriliana Schweigger, 1812 [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: Appeared in IUCN Red Lists from 1996 to 2006 under the incorrectly spelt specific name P. dumeriliana.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1acd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-aquatic
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Peltocephalus dumerilianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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