AnAge entry for Podocnemis unifilis

Classification (HAGRID: 03393)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Podocnemididae
                    Genus: Podocnemis
Species
Podocnemis unifilis
Common name
Yellow-spotted river turtle
Synonyms
Podocnemis tracaya

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

There are no detailed studies of longevity in this species. They appear to live at least 20 years. Anecdotal evidence suggests these animals can live up to 70 years [0448], which is plausible even if unverified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
60 days
Clutch size
24 (oviparous)
Adult weight
4,500 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 202121
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 227871
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