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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 Side-necked Turtle, Red Turtle, Red-footed Sideneck 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: 2016
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil; Colombia
Additional data:
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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. 2016. Rhinemys rufipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T17082A97271702. . Downloaded on 26 September 2016.
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