Toadhead

Toad´head`


n.1.(Zool.) The golden plover.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Key words: Turtles, Pleurodira, chelid, genera, South America, toadhead, Iquitos, systematics.
In their description of a new toadhead from Bolivar, Colombia, Zangerl and Medem (1958) questioned the need for three genera of toadheads.
Many unlisted living and preserved specimens of all the toadhead species were studied in the senior author's private collection.
(1998) and Cabrera (1998), we herein recognize and re-diagnose the three toadhead genera: Batrachemys, Mesoclemmys, and Phrynops.
Diagnosis and Description.--The genus Mesoclemmys is part of the toadhead complex of chelid turtles with the following characteristics: A head width between the tympana 15-20% of the median straight length of the carapace.
Diagnosis and Description.--The genus Phrynops is a member of the toadhead complex of chelid turtles, with the following characteristics: The head is flat and wide, with a blunt snout, and has a width between the tympana 1520% of the median straight length of the carapace.
Comparisons.--See Appendix B to compare 19 characters of every toadhead generotype.
Diagnosis and Description.--The genus Batrachemys is a member of the toadhead group of chelid turtles with the following characteristics: The snout is pointed.
Diagnosis.--A toadhead turtle of the family Chelidae distinguished from all others by having red coloration of the head and limbs.
Diagnosis.--A toadhead turtle of the family Chelidae distinguished by having a distinct bicolor head (as in B.
Etymology.--Latin, bufo for "toad," and Greek, kephale for "head." The "Toadhead Turtle." (The generotype was named in honor of Maurice Vanderhaege, a cheloniophile and friend of R.
Diagnosis.--A toadhead turtle of the family Chelidae distinguished by having a generally blackish bead in adults (as in M.