EMYSystem Species Page: Chelodina longicollis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Chelidinae ()
GenusGenus Chelodina (Snake-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Chelodina longicollis (Common snake-necked Turtle)
range of species Chelodina longicollis
approximate range
Original Description Shaw 1794 : 19
Type Locality "Australasia or New Holland"
Holotype Not designated; BMNH 1947.3.5.86 presumed to be the holotype by Cogger et al. 1983:61 since it was the specimen Shaw 1802:62 used to redescribe the species.
Original name Testudo longicollis
Common name Common snake-necked Turtle
Distribution Southeastern South Australia to eastern Queensland, Australia
Comments Includes Chelodina sulcifera according to Mertens (1972) and Rautert (1982). Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983).
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