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MACQUARIE TURTLE
or Common Short-necked Turtle
Emydura macquarii
macquarii

Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Himeji Japanese Gardens Adelaide, SA
Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Himeji Japanese Gardens Adelaide, SA


Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Himeji Japanese Gardens Adelaide, SA
Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Himeji Japanese Gardens Adelaide, SA


Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Himeji Japanese Gardens Adelaide, SA
Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Himeji Japanese Gardens Adelaide, SA


Hatchling Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii ) photographed in a Port Adelaide pet shop
Hatchling Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii)


Hatchling Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii ) photographed in a Port Adelaide pet shop
Hatchling Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii)


Hatchling Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii ) photographed in an Adelaide pet shop
A young Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii)


Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, SA
Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, SA


Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, SA
Murray River Short-neck Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) photographed at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, SA


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


Valid Emydura macquarii subspecies (2024)
COMMON NAME
(Internal Links)
CURRENT SCIENTIFIC NAME (2024)
PREVIOUS SCIENTIFIC NAME
DISTRIBUTION
* Macquarie Turtle or Common Short-necked Turtle Emydura macquarii macquarii Emydura macquarii NSW, ACT, SA, Vic
Murray-Darling Basin
Cooper Creek Turtle
Emydura macquarii emmotti
-
SA, Qld (Lake Eyre Basin)
* Krefft's River Turtle
Emydura macquarii krefftii
Emydura krefftii
(Central coastal Qld)
* Fraser Island Short-neck Turtle
Emydura macquarii nigra
Emydura nigra
Qld (Fraser Island)



The following subspecies are no longer valid (2024)
and are now known as Emydura macquarii macquarii

COMMON NAME
(Internal Links)

INVALID SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

*Hunter River Turtle
(INVALID SUBSPECIES)

Emydura gunabarra

NSW (Hunter River)

* Brisbane Short-necked Turtle or Brisbane River Turtle
(INVALID SUBSPECIES)

signata

Qld (SE Qld), NE NSW?

*Australian Big-headed Side-necked Turtle
(INVALID SUBSPECIES)

Emydura macquarii bingjing

Clarence River

Sydney Basin Short-neck Turtle (Status Uncertain)

Emydura macquarii dharuk

Sydney Basin, NSW

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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

Turtles
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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

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