Madre Selva field station, Depto Loreto, Peru. January 23, 2017.
I’ve seen these personable turtles in large numbers at the Quistacocha Zoo near Iquitos. I finally saw a live specimen, captured along the Rio Orosa near the Madre Selva field station. It was photographed in shallow water along the river’s edge. Podocnemis are side-neck turtles (pleurodires), and the six species have their own family, Podocnemididae.
Peru 2013 Flickr album is here.
HerpMapper records for this species are here.