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JARDINE RIVER TURTLES
or Australian Painted Turtle
Emydura subglobosa

There are 3 subspecies of Emydura subglobosa which are listed below

Common Name

Scientific Name
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Distribution

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



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Note that Emydura subglobosa subglobosa only occurs in New Guinea

Video of Worrell's Turtle

Emydura subglobosa worrelli and E. tanybaraga cannot be distinguished reliably in the field!

They may resemble and is easily confused with the:-


Northern Red-faced Turtle (Victoria River Red-faced Turtle)
North-west Red-faced Turtle Turtle (was Emydura australis)
Emydura victoriae


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