EMYSystem Species Page: Emydura victoriae
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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 victoriae (Victoria Short-necked Turtle)
range of species Emydura victoriae
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1842 : 55
Type Locality "Victoria River, North-west coast of New Holland" [Northern Territory, Australia]
Syntypes (2 specimens) BMNH 1947.3.5.95; BMNH 1947.3.5.96
Original name Hydraspis victoriae
Common name Victoria Short-necked Turtle
Distribution Kimberly district of northern Western Australia to Darwin region in northwestern Northern Territory (at least Fitzroy to Daly river basins)
Comments Considered a subspecies of Emydura australis by Wermuth and Mertens (1977:127). Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). Wells and Wellington (1985:14) placed this species in their new genus Tropicochelymys and designated BMNH 1947.3.5.95 as lectotype; they also named the populations in the Batten Creek and MacArthur River area of North Territory as T. worrelli, but without diagnosis or adequate description.
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