Red side-necked turtle

Red side-necked turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelinae
Genus: Rhinemys
Wagler, 1830
Species: R. rufipes
Binomial name
Rhinemys rufipes
(Spix, 1824)[2]

The red side-necked turtle (Rhinemys rufipes), red turtle, red-footed sideneck turtle,[1] William’s toadhead turtle, or red-footed Amazon side-necked turtle[5] is a monotypic species of turtle in the Chelidae family. It is found in Colombia and possibly Peru and Brazil.[5]


  1. 1 2 Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Phrynops rufipes. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
  2. Spix, J.B. von. 1824. Animalia nova; sive, Species novae Testudinum et Ranarum, quas in itinere per Brasiliam annis 1817-20 collegit et descripsit. F.S. Hübschmann, München. iv + 53 pp.
  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.
  4. Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 343–344. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  5. 1 2 3 Rhinemys rufipes , The Reptile Database
  6. Wagler, J.G. 1830. Natürliches System der Amphibien, mit vorangehender Classification der Säugthiere und Vögel. München: J.G. Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, 354 pp.
  7. Baur,G. 1893. Notes on the classification and taxonomy of the Testudinata. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 31: 210-225

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