Class Reptilia Order Testudines Family Podocnemididae
Large sideneck turtles with four claws on the hind feet, a complete series of seven neural bones posterior to which the pleurals meet at the midline, mesoplastral bones present, and the pelvis is fused to the plastron
Up to 42.1 in (107 cm) carapace length
Number of genera, species
3 genera; 8 species
Freshwater rivers, streams, flooded forests, lakes, and ponds
Endangered: 2 species; Vulnerable: 4 species; Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent: 1 species
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