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TURTLES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA- SPECIES LIST

ORDER: Testudines

Northern long-necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa rugosa )

FRESHWATER TURTLES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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)

Sandstone Long-necked Turtle

Chelodina kurrichalpongo

NT, WA (distribution uncertain)

*Kutchling's Long-necked Turtle
(see Northern Long-Necked Turtle )

Chelodina kutchlingi (Status Uncertain (synonymised) with Chelodina rugosa)
(Subgenus: Chelydera)

WA

*Oblong Turtle or Narrow-breasted Snake-necked Turtle

*Chelodina oblonga (previously known as C. colliei for a while)
(Subgenus: Macrochelodina)

South-western WA

* Northern Long-necked Turtle

* Chelodina rugosa rugosa (previously called C. oblonga for a while)
(Subgenus: Chelydera)

NT?, WA?
(Excluding Torres Strait Islands)
(Distribution to be confirmed)

* Snake-necked Turtle
SUBSPECIES
(status uncertain)

*Chelodina rugosa intergularis
(Subgenus: Chelydera)

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

Flat-shelled Turtle

Chelodina steindachneri
(Subgenus: Chelodina)

WA

Sandstone Long-necked Turtle

Chelodina walloyarrina
(Subgenus: Chelydera)

NT, WA (distribution uncertain)

Northern Snapping Turtle

Elseya dentata (=jukesi)

NT, Qld, WA

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

Emydura victoriae (includes turtles previously known as Emydura australis)

NT, WA

Western Swamp Turtle

Pseudemydura umbrina

WA

 

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

 

Scientific Name
(Subgenus in parentheses)

 

Distribution
(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta gigas

(All States)

Pacific Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas japonica

(All States)

Hawksbill Turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata bissa

(NSW, NT, Qld, Tas, Vic)

Pacific (or Olive) Ridley Turtle

Lepidochelys olivacea

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

Flatback Turtle

Natator depressus (was Chelonia depressa)

(NSW, NT, Qld, WA)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

(All States)


HYBRIDS

Note that these hybrids occur in the wild

 Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) × Pacific Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)

Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) × Kemp's Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)

Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta× Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) × Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)

Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) × Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)

Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) × Pacific Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)

 


LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE (Marine)
Family: Dermochelyidae

Common Name

 

Scientific Name

 

Distribution
(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

(All States)

 

 

Click on the abbreviation below to see a map of the area

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

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

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