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Rhinemys rufipes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES CHELIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhinemys rufipes
Species Authority: (Spix, 1824)
Common Name(s):
English Red-footed Sideneck Turtle, Red Side-necked Turtle, Red Turtle
Spanish Tortuga achiote
Synonym(s):
Emys rufipes Spix, 1824
Hydraspis rufipes (Spix, 1824)
Phrynops rufipes (Spix, 1824)
Platemys rufipes (Spix, 1824)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
History:
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)
1988 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Brazil; Colombia
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Mostly aquatic - flowing creeks in rainforests. Terrestrial nest sites.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Rhinemys rufipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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