THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
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KREFFT'S RIVER TURTLE
Emydura krefftii
(was Emydura macquarii krefftii )


Found in Eastern QLD.

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 TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines
Kreffts Turtle Emydura krefftii often has as a pale patch behind each eye.

Kreffts Turtle is now regained its status as full species Emydura krefftii with subspecies, rather than a subspecies of the Macquarie (Short-Neck)Turtle Emydura macquarii

Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

Krefft's River Turtle
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura krefftii krefftii
instead of Emydura macquarii krefftii

Central Qld coastal rivers

Fraser Island Short-neck Turtle
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura krefftii nigra
(was Emydura macquarii nigra)

Qld (Fraser Island)

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

Emydura krefftii signata
instead of Emydura macquarii signata

Qld (SE Qld rivers) NE NSW?

Krefft's River Turtle
Unnamed Subspecies
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura krefftii sp

Qld (NE Qld rivers)


Fraser Island Short-necked Turtle, was Emydura macquarii nigra now Emydura krefttii nigra
Fraser Island Short-necked Turtle, was Emydura macquarii nigra now Emydura krefttii nigra
Distribution:- Fraser Island, Qld

 

  Brisbane Short-necked Turtle or Brisbane River Turtle Emydura krefftii signata
Brisbane Short-necked Turtle or Brisbane River Turtle Emydura krefftii signata
(was Emydura macquarii signata)



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