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Acanthochelys pallidipectoris (FREIBERG, 1945)

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelinae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Chaco Side-necked Turtle
G: Sporn-Plattschildkröte 
SynonymPlatemys pallidipectoris FREIBERG 1945
Acanthochelys pallidipectoris — IVERSON 1986
Platemys pallidipectoris — ALDERTON 1988
Platemys pallidipectoris — ERNST & BARBOUR 1989
Acanthochelys pallidipectoris — CEI 1993
Acanthochelys pallidipectoris — TTWG 2014 
DistributionArgentina (C Chaco), S Paraguay [HR 27: 210], Bolivia ?

Type locality: Pres. Roque Saenz Peña, Chaco, Argentina  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MACN 1731 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps) 
References
  • Bonin, F., Devaux, B. & Dupré, A. 2006. Turtles of the World. English translation by P.C.H. Pritchard. Johns Hopkins University Press, 416 pp.
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598
  • Cabrera, Mario R. and Stephan Böhm. 2015. The identity of a controversial neotropical turtle hatchling (Reptilia: Testudines: Chelidae). Herpetological Review 46 (4): 510-512
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Ernst, C H 1983. Platemys pallidipectoris Freiberg. Chaco sideneck turtle. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 325: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Freiberg, M.A. 1945. Una nueva especie de Tortuga del genero Platemys Wagler. Physis. Buenos Aires 20: 19-23
  • Freiberg, M.A. 1967. Tortugas de la Argentina. Ciencia e Investigacion (Buenos Aires) 23(8): 351-363.
  • FRITZ, U. & PAULER, I. 1992. Erstnachweis von Acanthochelys pallidipectoris (FREIBERG, 1945) für Paraguay. Herpetozoa 5 - get paper here
  • Giraudo, Alejandro R. 1996. Geographic Distribution. Acanthochelys pallidipectoris. Herpetological Review 27 (4): 210 - get paper here
  • Gonzales, Lucindo; Arturo Muñoz y Edson Cortez 2006. PRIMER REPORTE SOBRE LA HERPETOFAUNA DE LA RESERVA NATURAL “EL CORBALÁN”, TARIJA, BOLIVIA [FIRST REPORT ON THE HERPETOFAUNA OF “EL CORBALAN” NATURAL RESERVE, TARIJA, BOLIVIA]. Kempffiana 2 (1): 72-94 - get paper here
  • Huebinger, Ryan M.; John W. Bickham, Anders G. J. Rhodin, and Russell A. Mittermeier 2013. Mitochondrial DNA Corroborates Taxonomy of the South American Chelid Turtles of the Genera Platemys and Acanthochelys. Chelonian Conservation and Biology Jul 2013, Vol. 12, No. 1: 168-171. - get paper here
  • Kacoliris F.P.; Berkunsky I. & Williams J. 2006. Herpetofauna of Impenetrable, Argentinean Great Chaco. Phyllomedusa 5 (2): 149-158 - get paper here
  • TTWG [Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - get paper here
  • Vinke, T. & Vinke, S. 2001. The turtle and tortoise fauna of the central Chaco of Paraguay. Radiata 10 (3): 3-19
 
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