Acanthochelys macrocephala 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Chelidae

Scientific Name: Acanthochelys macrocephala
Species Authority: (Rhodin, Mittermeier & McMorris, 1984)
Common Name(s):
English Big-Headed Pantanal Swamp Turtle, Pantanal Swamp Turtle
Acanthochelys chacoensis (Fritz & Pauler, 1992)
Phrynops chacoensis Fritz & Pauler, 1992
Platemys macrocephala Rhodin, Mittermeier & McMorris, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: A. chacoensis included in the 1996 and 2000 IUCN Red Lists is considered to be a junior synonym of A. macrocephala (A. Rhodin pers comm., Fritz and Pauler 1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)
1988 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Terrestrial nest sites
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Acanthochelys macrocephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T74A13072810. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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