EMYSystem Species Page: Elseya latisternum
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Chelidinae ()
GenusGenus Elseya (Australian Snapping Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Elseya latisternum (Serrated Snapping Turtle)
range of species Elseya latisternum
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1867 : 44
Type Locality "North Australia"
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.4.13
Original name Elseya latisternum
Common name Serrated Snapping Turtle
Distribution Northeastern New South Wales to the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Comments Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). Some populations in isolated basins in New South Wales may deserve species recognition, according to John Legler (pers. comm.). Wells and Wellington (1985:12) named the northeastern New South Wales populations as Elseya purvisi, but without diagnosis or adequate description.
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