EMYSystem Species Page: Emydura subglobosa
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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 subglobosa (Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle)
range of species Emydura subglobosa
approximate range
Original Description Krefft 1876 : 390
Type Locality "Amana River S.E. [Papua] New Guinea"
Holotype MSNG C.E. 2320 according to Ogilby 1905.
Original name Euchelymys subglobosa
Common name Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle
Distribution Extreme northern tip of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland Australia and New Guinea (Irian Jaya, Indonesia and Papua)
Comments See Comment under Emydura australis. Synonymy includes Emydura albertsii Boulenger (1888a). Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). Wells and Wellington (1985:13) placed this species in their new genus Tropicochelymys.
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