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Giant South American Turtle

Podocnemis expansa (Schweigger 1812)

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Podocnemis expansa (Giant South American Turtle) is a species of turtle in the family Podocnemididae. This species is extinct. It is found in the Neotropics. It is a carnivore.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A taxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, at appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed to record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form.
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  • URI: https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q217151
  • Definition: one of the eight terrestrial ecozones constituting the Earth's land surface
  • Attribution: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecozone_Neotropic.svg
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