THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - TURTLES

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

Selection of Australian Frogs

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Skinks of Australia

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Reptiles of the World


NORTHERN LONG-NECKED TURTLE
and
SIEBENROCK'S SNAKE-NECKED TURTLE

STATUS UNCERTAIN

Chelodina rugosa
(Previously known as Chelodina oblonga for a while)

Kuchling's Long-necked Turtle Chelodina kuchlingi (no longer recognised as a valid species= synonymised with this species)

Northern long-necked Turtle Chelodina oblonga oblonga
Northern long-necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa rugosa ) from Fogg Dam, near Darwin, NT.

THERE ARE 3 SUBSPECIES LISTED BELOW
However Chelodina rugosa intergularis appears to be invalid and Chelodina rugosa may be split into multiple species or subspecies in the future

Note that some or all of the western populations of what is now called Chelodina rugosa may be Chelodina (SUBGENUS - Chelydera) kurrichalpongo

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Northern Long-Necked Turtle

Chelodina rugosa rugosa
(previously known as C. oblonga oblonga for a while)
Also note that the name C. colliei was used for C. oblonga for a while)

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

Snake-Necked Turtle Subspecies(status uncertain)

Was Chelodina rugosa intergularis now appears to be invalid but may possibly become Chelodina intergularis (Status uncertain)

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

Siebenrock’s Snake-Necked Turtle (status uncertain)

Chelodina rugosa siebenrocki (was previously known as C. oblonga siebenrocki for a while)

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





Approximate distribution of the Northern long-necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa rugosa) and Siebenrockā€™s Snake-Necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa siebenrocki)
Approximate distribution of the Northern long-necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa rugosa ) and Siebenrock’s Snake-Necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa siebenrocki) this map is likely to change and should be used with care


Northern long-necked Turtle Chelodina oblonga oblonga
Captive Northern long-necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa rugosa )

Northern long-necked Turtle Chelodina oblonga oblonga
Captive Northern long-necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa rugosa )

To see the page for the Oblong Turtle (Chelodina oblonga) from South Western Australia (previously known as Chelodina colliei for a while) PLEASE CLICK HERE


LINKS OF INTEREST

Chelodina rugosa OGILBY, 1889
The Reptile Database

Northern snake-necked turtle
Wikiwand

Northern snake-necked turtle
Wikipedia

The identity of Chelodina oblonga Gray 1841 (Testudines: Chelidae) reassessed

Mitogenomics of historical type specimens of Australasian turtles: clarification of taxonomic confusion and old mitochondrial introgression

Click here for more Information about Australian Turtles and Tortoises

TURTLES, TORTOISES AND CROCODILES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

John Fowler

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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

Turtles
of
Australia


TURTLE SPECIES LISTS BY STATE OR TERRITORY

Turtles of South Australia

Turtles of NSW

QUEENSLAND TURTLES

Northern Territory TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

WESTERN AUSTRALIA TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

Tasmanian TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

VICTORIAN TURTLES

Turtles of ACT

Turtles of
South
Australia

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of
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of
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Turtles
of
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of
Tasmania

Turtles of
Victoria

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of
ACT




Sea Turtles of the World

Freshwater Turtles of the world

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Sea Turtles
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REPTILE SPECIES LISTS BY STATE OR TERRITORY

Reptiles of South Australia
REPTILES OF VICTORIA
REPTILES OF NSW REPTILES OF QUEENSLAND REPTILES OF NORTHERN TERRITORY REPTILES OF Western Australia Reptiles of the ACT(Canberra)

Reptiles of South Australia

Reptiles
of
Victoria

Reptiles
of
NSW

Reptiles
of
Qld

Reptiles
of
NT

Reptiles
of
WA

Reptiles
of the
ACT

Reptiles of Tasmania




Reptiles of Lord Howe Island

Reptiles of Christmas Island

Reptiles
of Cocos Keeling Islands

Reptiles of Norfolk Island








Reptiles of Australia

Selection of Australian Frogs

Reptiles of the World

Amphibians of the World

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Reptiles
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Amphibians of the
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