THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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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

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Reptiles of the World


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

STATUS UNCERTAIN

Chelodina oblonga
(Previously known as Chelodina rugosa)

Kuchling's Long-necked Turtle Chelodina kuchlingi (no longer recognised as a valid species= synonymised with this species previously known as Chelodina rugosa but now called C. oblonga)

THERE WERE 3 SUBSPECIES (Currently now all 3 are being called Chelodina oblonga) LISTED BELOW
However Chelodina oblonga may be split into multiple species or subspecies in the future

Note

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Northern Long-Necked Turtle

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

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

Snake-Necked Turtle (status uncertain)

Was Chelodina rugosa intergularis now appears to be Chelodina oblonga but may possibly become Chelodina intergularis

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

Siebenrock’s Snake-Necked Turtle (status uncertain)

Was Chelodina rugosa siebenrocki currently known as Chelodina oblonga

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


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


Approximate distribution of the Northern long-necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa rugosa) and Siebenrock’s Snake-Necked Turtle (Chelodina rugosa siebenrocki)

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

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

To see the page for the Oblong Turtle from South Western Australia (previously known as Chelodina oblonga, but now called Chelodina colliei ) PLEASE CLICK HERE


LINKS OF INTEREST


Northern snake-necked turtle
Wikipedia

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 Tortoise

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TurtleSAT

Freshwater Turtles of Australia by John Cann

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