EMYSystem Text Only Genus Page: Chelodina

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
subfamily.......Chelidinae ()
genus...............Chelodina (Snake-necked Turtles)
species list
C. expansa (Giant Snake-necked Turtle)
C. longicollis (Common snake-necked Turtle)
C. mccordi (Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle)
C. novaeguineae (New Guinea Snake-necked Turtle)
C. oblonga (Narrow-breasted Snake-necked Turtle)
C. parkeri (Parker's Snake-necked Turtle)
C. pritchardi (Pritchard's Snake-necked Turtle)
C. reimanni (Reimann's Snake-necked Turtle)
C. rugosa (Northern Australian Snake-necked Turtle)
C. siebenrocki (Siebenrock's Snake-necked Turtle)
C. steindachneri (Steindachner's Snake-necked Turtle)
Original Description
Fitzinger 1826 : 6
Common Name
Snake-necked Turtles
Australia and New Guinea
Species variation in this genus is poorly defined; there are numerous undescribed species and subspecies. Reviewed by Cogger et al. (1983). Wells and Wellington (1985) partitioned most of the species of this genus into the new genera Hesperochelodina and Macrochelodina (see individual species accounts), but that usage is not followed here, in anticipation of a decision by the ICZN on a petition (Case 2531) to suppress the work (see also Shea, 1987).
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