Podocnemis Wagler 1830 (river turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

Parent taxon: Podocnemididae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Andrews 1906, Anquetin et al. 2009, Cadena et al. 2012, Carroll 1988, Carvalho et al. 2002, de Broin and de la Fuente 1993, Frank and Ramus 1996, Gaffney et al. 2011, Haas 1978, Joyce 2007, Lydekker 1889, Oliveira and Romano 2007, Riff et al. 2010, Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer 2010, Schmidt 1931, van Dijk et al. 2014, Walker 1966 and Zangerl 1948

Sister taxa: Albertwoodemys, Bauruemydinae, Bauruemys, Brontochelys, Cambaremys, Caninemys, Carbonemys, Cerrejonemys, Cordichelys, Dacquemys, Erymnochelyinae, Erymnochelys, Kenyemys, Lapparentemys, Latentemys, Lemurchelys, Mogharemys, Neochelys, Papoulemys, Peiropemys, Peltocephalus, Podocnemidinae, Shweboemys, Stereogenyina, Stereogenyini, Stereogenys, Stupendemys, Turkanemys

Subtaxa: Podocnemis argentinensis Podocnemis bassleri Podocnemis bramlyi Podocnemis brasiliensis Podocnemis erythrocephala Podocnemis expansa Podocnemis freibergi Podocnemis geologorum Podocnemis harrisi Podocnemis lewyana Podocnemis medemi Podocnemis negrii Podocnemis pritchardi Podocnemis sextuberculata Podocnemis stromeri Podocnemis unifilis Podocnemis vogli

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1)

• Pliocene of Kenya (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (2)

• Neogene of Colombia (1)

• Miocene of Bolivia (1), Brazil (3), Colombia (3), Egypt (1), Kenya (1), Libya (1), Peru (5), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Peru (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (3), Bolivia (1)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (3), Niger (1)

Total: 37 collections including 40 occurrences

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