EMYSystem Species Page: Elseya novaeguineae
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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 novaeguineae (New Guinea Snapping Turtle)
range of species Elseya novaeguineae
approximate range
Original Description Meyer 1874 : 128
Type Locality Neu Guinea
Holotype MTKD D8222, according to Obst 1976:43.
Original name Platemys novae guineae
Common name New Guinea Snapping Turtle
Distribution New Guinea (Irian Jaya, Indonesia and Papua). Supposedly also occurs in the Palau islands (Aoki, 1977)
Comments See Comment under Elseya dentata.
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