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Acanthochelys radiolata (MIKAN, 1820)

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelinae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Brazilian Radiolated Swamp Turtle
G: STrahlen-Plattschildkröte 
SynonymEmys radiolata MIKAN 1820
Emys radiolata — WIED 1824
Platemys Gaudichaudii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 427
Platemys Radiolata — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 412
Hydraspis radiolata — BOULENGER 1889
Platemys werneri SCHNEE 1900: 463
Platemys radiolata — SIEBENROCK 1904
Platemys radiolata quadrisquamosa LUEDERWALDT 1926
Platemys radiolata — ERNST 1983
Acanthochelys radiolata — IVERSON 1986
Platemys radiolata — ALDERTON 1988
Acanthochelys radiolata — CASTRO & TEIXEIRA 2007
Acanthochelys radiolata — GARBIN et al. 2016 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Sao Paulo, Espírito Santo)

Type locality: "Sebastianopoli" (=Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: NMW 23390. 
Diagnosis 
CommentA. radiolata represents one single polymorphic species with two color patterns for the carapace and three for the plastron.

Habitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps) 
Etymology 
References
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  • GARBIN, RAFAELLA C.; DEBORAH T. KARLGUTH, DANIEL S. FERNANDES, ROBERTA R. PINTO 2016. Morphological variation in the Brazilian Radiated Swamp Turtle Acanthochelys radiolata (Mikan, 1820) (Testudines: Chelidae) Zootaxa 4105 (1): - get paper here
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