EMYSystem Species Page: Chelodina steindachneri
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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 steindachneri (Steindachner's Snake-necked Turtle)
range of species Chelodina steindachneri
approximate range
Original Description Siebenrock 1914 : 389
Type Locality Marloo Station am Grey [= DeGrey] River in Westaustralien [= Western Australia]
Holotype NMW 19798
Original name Chelodina steindachneri
Common name Steindachner's Snake-necked Turtle
Distribution Western Australia (at least the DeGrey River to the Irwin 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 Hesperochelodina, which itself was not diagnosed.
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