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Rhinoclemmys nasuta (BOULENGER, 1902)

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Rhinoclemmydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Chocoan River turtle, large-nosed Wood Turtle 
SynonymNicoria nasuta BOULENGER 1902: 53
Geoemyda nasuta — SIEBENROCK 1909
Geoemyda punctularia nasuta — MERTENS 1954
Rhinoclemmys nasuta — SMITH 1978
Rhinoclemmys nasuta — KING & BURKE 1989
Rhinoclemmys nasuta — OBST 2003: 18
Rhinoclemmys nasuta — TTWG 2014
Rhinoclemmys nasuta — TTWG 2021 
DistributionW Colombia (Pacific drainages of the Quito, Truando, San Juan, Docambado, and Baudo rivers, Valle del Cauca),
NW Ecuador (near Esmeraldas)

Type locality: "Bulun, 160 feet, and from the Río Durango, 350 feet," Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. elevation.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1947.3.5.54, 1947.3.5.55, 1947.3.5.56, 1947.3.5.57. 
CommentStatus: IUCN 2009 Red List Status: Near Threatened (LR/nt) (assessed 1996, needs updating);

CITES: Not Listed; Colombian Red Data Book: Data Deficient. 
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  • Carr, J.L. & Giraldo, A. 2009. Rhinoclemmys nasuta (Boulenger 1902) – Large-Nosed Wood Turtle, Chocoan River Turtle. Chelonian Research Monographs (5): 034.1-034.6 - get paper here
  • Carr, JL, A, Giraldo & M.F. Garces-Restrepo 2012. Rhinoclemmys nasuta. Pp. 315-322. En: Páez, V. P., M. A. Morales-Betancourt, C. A. Lasso, O. V. Castaño-Mora y B. C. Bock (Editores). 2012. V. Biología y conservación de las tortugas continentales de Colombia. Serie Editorial Recursos Hidrobiológicos y Pesqueros Continentales de Colombia. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (IAvH). Bogotá, D. C., Colombia
  • Carr, John L., Mario Fernando Garcés, Andrés Quintero-Angel and Alan Giraldo. 2010. Rhinoclemmys nasuta: Diet and feeding behavior. Herpetological Review 41 (3): 347-348 - get paper here
  • Carr, John L.; Alan Giraldo, Mario F. Garcés-Restrepo . 2017. Rhinoclemmys nasuta (Boulenger 1902). Tortuga de río chocoana, sabaletera. Catálogo de Anfibios y Reptiles de Colombia 3 (2): 43-49 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. 2006. Turtles of the Tiputini Biodiversity Station with remarks on the diversity and distribution of the Testudines from Ecuador. Biota Neotropica 6 (1): 1-16 - get paper here
  • Ernst, C.H. 1980. Rhinoclemmys nasuta (Boulenger). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 264:1. - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
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  • Methner, K., & Wicker, R. 1982. Zum Vorkommen von Rhinoclemmys punctularia in Kolumbien (Reptilia: Testudines: Emydidae). Salamandra 18 (3-4): 300-304 - get paper here
  • Obst, F.J. 2003. Sumpfschildkröten. Draco 4 (13): 4-18 - get paper here
  • Pinto-Erazo, M.A., Calderón-Espinosa, M.L., Medina-Rangel, G.F. & Méndez-Galeano, M.A. 2020. Herpetofauna from two municipalities of southwestern Colombia. Biota Colombiana 21(1): 41-57. DOI: 10.21068/c2020.v21n01a04 - get paper here
  • Restrepo, Mario Fernando Garcés; Natalia Rivera-Domínguez, Alan Giraldo and John L. Carr. 2017. Reproductive aspects of the Chocoan River turtle (Rhinoclemmys nasuta, Geoemydidae) along the Colombian Pacific coast. Amphibia-Reptilia 38 (3): 351-361 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M. 1978. The status of suppressed names and of Callopsis Gray (Reptilia: Testudines). Herpetological Review 9 (3): 93 - get paper here
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  • 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
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Stanford, C.B., Goode, E.V., Buhlmann, K.A., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8:1–472. doi:10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021. - get paper here
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