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Higher TaxaChelidae, Hydromedusinae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSouth-American Snake-headed Turtle 
SynonymHydromedusa tectifera COPE 1869: 147
Hydromedusa platanensis GRAY 1873: 302
Hydromedusa wagleri GÜNTHER 1884: 423
Hydromedusa tectifera — BOULENGER 1885: 85
Hydromedusa tectifera — BOULENGER 1886: 425
Hydromedusa platanensis — GÜNTHER 1884: 423
Hydromedusa tectifera — ALDERTON 1988
Hydromedusa tectifera — TTWG 2014 
DistributionSE Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro [HR 32: 274], Parana, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina ?), E Paraguay, NE Argentina, Uruguay

Type locality: Uruguay (“Monte Video”)  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesType: BMNH 1947.3.5.85 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (Small rivers) 
Etymology 
References
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