EMYSystem Genus Page: Rheodytes
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Chelidinae ()
GenusGenus Rheodytes (Fitzroy River Turtles)
range of genus Rheodytes
approximate range
R. leukops
Original Description Legler and Cann 1980 : 2
Common name Fitzroy River Turtles
Distribution As for the single species
Comments Without justification, Wells and Wellington (1985:13) placed Rheodytes in the synonymy of Elseya Gray (1867).
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