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Chelydra acutirostris PETERS, 1862

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Higher TaxaChelydridae, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymChelydra serpentina var. acutirostris PETERS 1862
Chelydra angustirostris — DUNN 1945 (ex errore)
Chelydra acutirostris — BONIN et al 2006
Chelydra acutirostris — CASTRO-HERRERA & VARGAS-SALINAS 2008
Chelydra acutirostris — RHODIN et al. 2010
Chelydra acutirostris — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionN Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, W (coastal) Colombia (Antioquia, Atlantico, Bolivar, Cauca, Choco, Cordoba, Magdalena, Narino, Sucre, Valle del Cauca), Ecuador

Type locality: “in der Nähe von Guayaquil” [Ecuador]  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4500 
Diagnosis 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (swamps, rivers) 
EtymologyThe name acutirostris is formed from the Latin acutus (make pointed, sharpen) and rostrum (snout) and refers to the somewhat pointed snout of this species compared with that of the North American Chelydra serpentina. 
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
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Dunn, E.R. 1945. Los generos de Anfibios y Reptiles de Colombia IV Cuarta y ultima parte: Reptiles, Ordenes Testudineos y Crocodilineos. Caldasia 3 (13): 307-335
  • Jungnickel, J. 1987. Die Gattung Chelydra - Ein Überblick. Sauria 9 (2): 15-18 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1862. Über einen neuen Phyllodactylus aus Guayaquil. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1862 (November): 626-627 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J.; van Dijk, P.P.; Iverson, J.B. & Shaffer, H.B. [turtle taxonomy working group] 2010. Turtles of the World, 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v3.2010 - get paper here
  • Valencia-Zuleta A, Jaramillo-Martínez AF, Echeverry-Bocanegra A, Viáfara-Vega R, Hernández-Córdoba O, Cardona-Botero VE, Gutiérrez-Zúñiga J, Castro-Herrera F. 2014. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2): 1–18 (e87) - get paper here
 
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