Mesoclemmys gibba

Mesoclemmys gibba
Mesoclemmys gibba
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelidinae
Genus: Mesoclemmys
Species: M. gibba
Binomial name
Mesoclemmys gibba
Schweigger, 1812[1]

The Toadhead turtle, also known as the Gibba turtle (Mesoclemmys gibba Schweigger, 1812) is a small side necked turtle found in a wide area of South America, in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Paraguay, and parts of Brazil.


  1. ^ Schweigger, A.F. 1812. Prodromus Monographia Cheloniorum auctore Schweigger. Königsberg. Arch. Naturwiss. Mathem., 1: 271-368, 406-458.

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