EMYSystem Species Page: Chelodina siebenrocki
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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 siebenrocki (Siebenrock's Snake-necked Turtle)
range of species Chelodina siebenrocki
approximate range
Original Description Werner 1901b : 602
Type Locality "Deutsch-Neu-Guinea" [= Papua New Guinea]
Holotype ZMB 16491; but now lost.
Original name Chelodina siebenrocki
Common name Siebenrock's Snake-necked Turtle
Distribution South coast of New Guinea (Irian Jaya, Indonesia and Papua) and some islands in the Torres Strait
Comments Possibly a synonym of Chelodina rugosa according to Rhodin and Mittermeier (1976). With no justification, Wells and Wellington (1985:13) placed this species in their new genus Macrochelodina, which itself was not diagnosed.
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