Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Testudines > Podocnemididae


Wikipedia Abstract

The Podocnemididae are a family of turtles native to Madagascar and northern South America. They are side-necked turtles (Pleurodira), which means they do not retract their heads backwards, but hide them sideways. These turtles are all aquatic, inhabiting streams and other flowing water. Their shells are streamlined to aid in swimming.
View Wikipedia Record: Podocnemididae


Erymnochelys (Madagascan big-headed turtles) (1)   (1)
Peltocephalus (1)
Podocnemis (South American side-necked river turtles) (6)   (1)

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