EMYSystem Genus Page: Elseya
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Chelidinae ()
GenusGenus Elseya (Australian Snapping Turtles)
range of genus Elseya
approximate range
E. dentata
E. latisternum
E. novaeguineae
Original Description Gray 1867 : 44
Common name Australian Snapping Turtles
Distribution Northern and eastern Australia
Comments See Comment under Emydura. Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). With no justification, Wells and Wellington (1985:12) synonymized Rheodytes Legler and Cann (1980) with Elseya.
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