EMYSystem Genus Page: Chelodina
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Chelidinae ()
GenusGenus Chelodina (Snake-necked Turtles)
range of genus Chelodina
approximate range
C. expansa
C. longicollis
C. mccordi
C. novaeguineae
C. oblonga
C. parkeri
C. pritchardi
C. reimanni
C. rugosa
C. siebenrocki
C. steindachneri
Original Description Fitzinger 1826 : 6
Common name Snake-necked Turtles
Distribution Australia and New Guinea
Comments Species variation in this genus is poorly defined; there are numerous undescribed species and subspecies. Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). Wells and Wellington (1985) partitioned most of the species of this genus into the new genera Hesperochelodina and Macrochelodina (see individual species accounts), but that usage is not followed here, in anticipation of a decision by the ICZN on a petition (Case 2531) to suppress the work (see also Shea, 1987).
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