Acanthochelys macrocephala 

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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 Pantanal Swamp Turtle, Big-Headed Pantanal Swamp Turtle
Platemys macrocephala Rhodin, Mittermeier & McMorris, 1984

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
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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. 2016. Acanthochelys macrocephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T74A97260015. . Downloaded on 21 October 2016.
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