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Red faced turtle

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Sauropsida
Suborder  Pleurodira
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Testudines
Family  Chelidae
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Similar  Emydura tanybaraga, Chelodina burrungandjii, Murray River turtle, Chelodina canni, Gulf snapping turtle

Kimberley red faced turtle emydura australis


The red-faced turtle, (Emydura victoriae Gray, 1842) is a medium-sized aquatic turtle inhabiting rivers, streams and permanent water bodies across much of northern Australia.

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Taxonomy

This species has a disrupted nomenclatural history. For many years it appeared in the literature as Emydura australis (Gray 1841:445) however in 1983 this name was synonymised with Emydura macquarii, incorrectly according to Iverson et al. 2001. Since this time the species has been known as Emydura victoriae this name too has nomenclatural issues and it is possible the names may eventually be reversed again.

Synonymy

  • Hydraspis australis Gray 1841:445 nomen dubium
  • Hydraspis victoriae Gray 1842:55
  • Chelymys australis Gray 1871:336
  • Chelymys victoriae Gray 1872:21
  • Emydura australis Boulenger 1889:ix
  • Emydura victoriae Worrell 1964:17
  • Tropicochelymys victoriae Wells & Wellington, 1985:9
  • Emydura victoria Cann, 1997:28 (ex errore)
  • References

    Red-faced turtle Wikipedia


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