EMYSystem Species Page: Emydura signata
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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 signata (Brisbane Short-necked Turtle)
range of species Emydura signata
approximate range
Original Description Ahl 1932 : 127
Type Locality "Umgebung von BRISBANE [Queensland], Australien"
Holotype ZMB 34102
Original name Emydura signata
Common name Brisbane Short-necked Turtle
Distribution Coastal basins in northeastern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland, Australia
Comments Considered a subspecies of Emydura macquarrii by Wermuth and Mertens (1977:128). Actually includes several distinct, allopatric species according to Cann (1978) and John Legler (pers. comm.). Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). Erroneously placed in the genus Chelymys Gray (1844) by Wells and Wellington (1985:12); they also named the Macleay River population of New South Wales as C. cooki, and the upper Hunter River basin population in New South Wales as C. joncanni, each without a diagnosis or adequate description.
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