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Magdalena River turtle

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Testudines
Genus  Podocnemis
Higher classification  Podocnemis
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Podocnemididae
Scientific name  Podocnemis lewyana
Rank  Species
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Similar  Turtle, Podocnemis, Reptile, Podocnemididae, Six‑tubercled Amazon

The Magdalena River turtle or Rio Magdalena river turtle (Podocnemis lewyana) is a species of turtle in the Podocnemididae family. It is endemic to Colombia, where it is confined to the Magdalena River basin.

The species has been classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN due to rapid population losses caused by habitat destruction (principally by dams) and traditional and commercial exploitation.


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