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matamata - Chelus fimbriata latin dict size=16   common dict size=421
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matamata - Chelus fimbriata


The mata mata, mata-mata, or matamata (Chelus fimbriata) is a freshwater turtle found in South America, primarily in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. It is the only extant species in the genus Chelus.

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Chelus fimbriata (Schneider, 1783)
Testudo matamata Bruguière, 1792
Chelys boulengerii Baur, 1890
Chelus fimbriatus
Common Names: Matamata Turtle [English]
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