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Podocnemis lewyana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES PODOCNEMIDIDAE

Scientific Name: Podocnemis lewyana
Species Authority: Duméril, 1852
Common Name(s):
English Magdalena River Turtle, Rio Magdalena River Turtle
French Podocnémide De Léwy
Spanish Tortuga De Agua

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1bd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
History:
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Confined to the Río Magdalena basin.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia
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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. Podocnemis lewyana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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