EMYSystem Species Page: Emydura macquarrii
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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 macquarrii (Murray River Turtle)
range of species Emydura macquarrii
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 40
Type Locality "Novā Hollandiā, Macquarrie River" [Australia]
Holotype MNHN 9409
Original name Hydraspis macquarrii
Common name Murray River Turtle
Distribution Murray-Darling river basin in South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria, and coastal basins in extreme southeastern South Australia
Comments Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). See Comment under Emydura australis. Wells and Wellington (1985:12) erroneously placed this species in the genus Chelymys Gray (1844: see Comment under Emydura); they also named the Cooper Creek - Strzelecki Creek populations of southwestern Queensland as C. windorah, but without a diagnosis or an adequate description.
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