Podocnemis unifilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Podocnemididae

Scientific Name: Podocnemis unifilis
Species Authority: Troschel, 1848
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-spotted River Turtle, Yellow-spotted Sideneck Turtle, Yellow-headed Sideneck
French Podocnémide de Cayenne
Spanish Terecay
Chelys lata Bell in Gray, 1830 [nomen oblitum]
Emys cayennensis Schweigger, 1812
Testudo terekay Humboldt in Gray, 1831

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1acd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; 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. 2016. Podocnemis unifilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T17825A97397562. . Downloaded on 03 December 2016.
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