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REPTILES OF QUEENSLAND

COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

QUEENSLAND PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

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QLD SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

Qld BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

QUEENSLAND DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

Queensland LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

Queensland MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Skinks of Queensland

Qld CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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TURTLES OF QUEENSLAND - SPECIES LIST

ORDER: Testudines

Northern Snapping Turtle

FRESHWATER TURTLES OF QUEENSLAND
Family:Cheluidae

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Common Name

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Scientific Name
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Distribution

(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Cann's Long-necked Turtle

Chelodina canni (was C. novaeguineae canni and C. rankini)
(Subgenus: Chelodina)

NT, Qld

Broad-Shelled River Turtle

Chelodina expansa
(Subgenus: Chelydera)

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Eastern Snake-necked Turtle or Common Long-necked Tortoise

Chelodina longicollis
(Subgenus: Chelodina)

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic
(Tas - introduced)

* Snake-necked Turtle
SUBSPECIES
(status uncertain)

*Chelodina rugosa intergularis
(Subgenus: Chelydera)

NT,Qld?,WA? (Distribution to be confirmed)

Siebenrock’s Snake-necked Turtle SUBSPECIES
(status uncertain)

*Chelodina rugosa siebenrocki
(Subgenus: Chelydera)

Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands Qld?, (Distribution to be confirmed)

New Guinea Long-necked Turtle

Chelodina novaeguineae
(Subgenus: Chelodina)

NT, Qld

*Southern Snapping Turtle or White-throated Snapping Turtle

Elseya albagula

Qld

Northern Snapping Turtle

Elseya dentata (=jukesi)

NT, Qld, WA

Yellow-headed Snapping Turtle

Elseya irwini (=stirlingi)

Qld

*Gulf Snapping Turtle (Probably Extinct)

Elseya lavarackorum is only known from fossils - live specimens previously known by this name are now called Elseya oneiros

Gulf of Carpentaria NT, Qld

Mary River Turtle

Elusor macrurus

Qld

*Gulf Snapping Turtle

Elseya oneiros was previously known as Elseya lavarackorum which is only known from fossils

Gulf of Carpentaria NT, Qld

* Cooper Creek Turtle
(Status Uncertain)

(Proposed new name Emydura emmotti) (Status Uncertain)

SA, Qld (Lake Eyre Basin)

* Krefft's River Turtle
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura macquarii krefftii
(Proposed new name Emydura krefftii krefftii) (Status Uncertain)

(Central coastal Qld)

* Brisbane Short-necked Turtle or Brisbane River Turtle
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura macquarii signata
(Proposed new name Emydura krefftii signata) (Status Uncertain)

Qld (SE Qld ), NE NSW?

* Krefft's River Turtle
Unnamed Species
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura macquarii krefftii
(Proposed new name undecided Emydura krefftii sp) (Status Uncertain)

(NE Qld)

* Fraser Island Short-neck Turtle
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura macquarii nigra
(Proposed new name Emydura krefftii nigra) (Status Uncertain)

Qld (Fraser Island)

*Jardine River Short-necked Turtle

Emydura subglobosa angkibaanya

Cape York Peninsula, Qld

*Red-bellied Short-necked Turtle

Emydura subglobosa subglobosa

South Papua New Guinea

Worrell's Short-necked Turtle (or Diamond Head Turtle)

Emydura subglobosa worrelli

NT, Qld

Northern Yellow-faced Turtle

Emydura tanybaraga

NT, Qld

Northern Red-faced Turtle and North-West Red-faced Turtle

Emydura victoriae (includes turtles previously known as Emydura australis)

NT, WA

Fitzroy River Turtle

Rheodytes leukops

Qld

*Saw-Shelled Turtle

Wollumbinia (was Myuchelys)
latisternum (=dorsii)

NSW, NT, Qld


 

SEA TURTLES (Marine)
Family: Cheloniidae


Note that although Sea Turtles may stray into or spend time in cooler water, the females must return to warmer climates to lay their eggs.

Common Name

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Scientific Name
(Subgenus in parentheses)

(External Links)

Distribution

(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta

(All States)

Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas japonica

(All States)

Pacific (or Olive) Ridley Turtle

Lepidochelys olivacea

(NT, Qld, NSW, WA, Vic, SA)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

(All States)

LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE (Marine)
Family: Dermochelyidae

Common Name

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Scientific Name
(Subgenus in parentheses)

(External Links)

Distribution

(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

(All States)

 

Sliders (INTRODUCED)
Family:Emydidae

Common Name

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Scientific Name
(Subgenus in parentheses)

(External Links)

Distribution

(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

* Red-eared Slider - INTRODUCED

Trachemys scripta elegans

ACT?, NSW, Qld (From USA, introduced into many countries)

 

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY

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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

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