EMYSystem Species Page: Chelodina oblonga
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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 oblonga (Narrow-breasted Snake-necked Turtle)
range of species Chelodina oblonga
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1841 : 446
Type Locality "Western Australia"
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.5.89
Original name Chelodina oblonga
Common name Narrow-breasted Snake-necked Turtle
Distribution Southwestern Western Australia (at least Hill to Phillips river basins), Australia
Comments Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). With no justification, Wells and Wellington (1985:13) designated this species as type species of their new genus Macrochelodina, which itself was not diagnosed.
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