EMYSystem Species Page: Emydura krefftii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Chelidinae ()
GenusGenus Emydura (Australian Short-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Emydura krefftii (Krefft's River Turtle)
range of species Emydura krefftii
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1871b : 366
Type Locality "Burnett's River" [Queensland, Australia]
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.6.1
Original name Chelymys krefftii
Common name Krefft's River Turtle
Distribution Eastern and northeastern Queensland from the Brisbane region to Cape Charlotte Bay, Australia
Comments See Comment under Emydura australis. Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). Wells and Wellington (1985:13-14) placed this species in their new genus Tropicochelymys; they also named the Jardine River population in Queensland as T. goodei, the Fraser Island population in Queensland as T. insularis, and the Leichhardt River population of Queensland as T. leichhardti, all three without diagnosis or adequate description.
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