Acanthochelys macrocephala 

Scope:Global
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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
Synonym(s):
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
Annotations:
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:
Native:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1988. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.


Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Acanthochelys macrocephala. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T74A13072810. . Downloaded on 28 June 2016.
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