Continent: South-America
Distribution: E Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, NE Brazil (Amazon as far upstream as the lower reaches of the Tapajós river.)  
Type locality: "Cayenne," French Guiana.  flammigera: S Venezuela (region of confluenceof the Ventuari and Orinoco rivers).
Type locality: Caño Maica, 10 km SE of Carmelitas, Territorio Federal Amazonas, Venezuela (4°4'N, 66°31'W).
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Spot-legged turtle

The painted wood turtle or spot-legged wood turtle (Rhinoclemmys punctularia) is a species of turtle belonging to the genus Rhinoclemmys of the family Geoemydidae.


The painted wood turtle can be found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.[1]


  • Rhinoclemmys punctularia punctularia[1]
  • Rhinoclemmys punctularia flammigera[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Rhodin 2010, p. 000.115
  2. ^ a b Fritz 2007, pp. 242
  3. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 245–246. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 


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