Stupendemys Wood 1976 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Podocnemidae

Full reference: R. C. Wood. 1976. Stupendemys geographicus, the world's largest turtle. Breviora 436:1-31

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

See also Carroll 1988, Gaffney et al. 2011, Oliveira and Romano 2007, Riff et al. 2010, Sanchez-Villagra and Scheyer 2010 and Wood 1976

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

Subtaxa: Stupendemys geographicus Stupendemys souzai

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Brazil (2 collections), Venezuela (4)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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