Podocnemis medemi Wood 1997 (river turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

Named in honor of the distinguished Colombian herpetologist, "the late Federico Medem M., in recognition of his outstanding contributions to knowledge of living Colombian turtles.

Full reference: R. Wood. 1997. Turtles. Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia 155-170

Belongs to Podocnemis according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Riff et al. 2010, Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer 2010 and Wood 1997

Sister taxa: Podocnemis argentinensis, Podocnemis bassleri, Podocnemis bramlyi, Podocnemis brasiliensis, Podocnemis erythrocephala, Podocnemis expansa, Podocnemis freibergi, Podocnemis geologorum, Podocnemis harrisi, Podocnemis lewyana, Podocnemis negrii, Podocnemis pritchardi, Podocnemis sextuberculata, Podocnemis stromeri, Podocnemis unifilis, Podocnemis vogli

Type specimen: IGM 1863, an other (a nearly plastron with an associated anterior half of the caparace)

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Cuenca de Melgar - Podocnemis medemi ( of Colombia)

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