Peltocephalus dumerilianus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Podocnemididae

Scientific Name: Peltocephalus dumerilianus (Schweigger, 1812)
Common Name(s):
English Big-headed Amazon River Turtle, Big-headed Sideneck
French Peltocephale de Duméril, Podocnémide de Duméril
Spanish Cabezón
Chelys 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]

Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: An errata assessment is required to generate a revised PDF without the range map which had been included in error; no range map was available when this assessment was originally published.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Peltocephalus dumerilianus (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T16511A97397017. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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