Zulia toad-headed sideneck

Zulia toad-headed sideneck
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Mesoclemmys
Species: M. zuliae
Binomial name
Mesoclemmys zuliae
(Pritchard & Trebbau, 1984)[1]
  • Phrynops (Batrachemys) zuliae Pritchard & Trebbau, 1984
  • Batrachemys zuliae Groombridge, 1988
  • Mesoclemmys zuliae Bour & Zaher, 2005

The Zulia toad-headed sideneck or Zulia toad-headed turtle (Mesoclemmys zuliae) is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family. It is endemic to Venezuela.


  1. Pritchard, Peter C.H. and Trebbau, Pedro 1984. The Turtles of Venezuela. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Contributions in Herpetology No. 2, 403 pp.
  2. Uwe, Fritz; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 340. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, H. Bradley Shaffer, Roger Bour, and Anders G.J. Rhodin. 2012. Turtles of the World, 2012 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 000.243–000.328.

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