Abstract

We found 36 nests of Podocnemis erythrocephala in the lower Tapajós River in central Amazonia during 3 consecutive nesting seasons, from 2006 to 2009. The species nested from the end of the dry season to the start of the rainy season, nesting far from the water in savanna vegetation. Mean clutch size was 7 eggs (range, 5–11), mean incubation time was 66.8 days (range, 62–87), and hatching success rate was 0.69 (range, 0.27–1.0).

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