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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Reptilia (class)  »  Testudines (order)  »  Chelidae (family)

CAAB Code: 39 006001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chelodina canni   McCord & Thomson, 2002

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Reptiles
Family: 39 6 Chelidae (Austro-American sideneck turtles) - show full list
Common Name: Cann's long-necked turtle
Common Names List:
New Guinea snake-necked turtle (misapplied name)
Cann's longneck turtle
Organism Type: a chelid turtle
Synonyms: Chelodina novaeguineae Chelodina rankini
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 39 006901     Chelodina spp.
Scientific Name Notes:Originally considered conspecific with New Guinea species C. novaeguineae, recognised as distinct by McCord & Thomson, 2002. Previous records of C. novaeguineae from Australia should now be referred to this taxon. Considered to include Chelodina rankini as cited by Cann, 2008, refer Georges & Thomson, 2010.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-04
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Georges A., Thomson, S., 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species., Zootaxa, Vol. 2496: 1-37.
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