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Stupendemys Wood 1976 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panpodocnemidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 37607

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

Parent taxon: Podocnemididae according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Bauruemydinae, Cambaremys, Caninemys, Carbonemys, Dacquemys, Erymnochelyinae, Erymnochelys, Kenyemys, Neochelys, Peltocephalus, Podocnemidinae, Roxochelys, Shweboemys, Stereogenys

Subtaxa: Stupendemys geographicus

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Type: Stupendemys geographicus

Ecology: aquatic herbivore-carnivore