EMYSystem Species Page: Carettochelys insculpta
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Carettochelyidae (Pig-nose Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Carettochelys (Pig-nose Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Carettochelys insculpta (Pig-nose Turtle)
range of species Carettochelys insculpta
approximate range
Original Description Ramsay 1886 : 158
Type Locality "Fly River, [Papua] New Guinea"
Holotype AMS R3677
Original name Carettocchelys insculptus (typographic error in genus name)
Common name Pig-nose Turtle
Distribution Southern versant of New Guinea (Irian Jaya, Indonesia and papua) and northern portion of Northern Territory, Australia
Comments Reviewed by Groombridge (1982), Cogger et al. (1983), and Georges (1988). The karyotype and its similarity to that of trionychid turtles are described by Bickham et al. (1983).
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