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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 006006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Chelodina rugosa   Ogilby, 1890

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Reptiles
Family: 39 6 Chelidae (Austro-American sideneck turtles) - show full list
Common Name: northern snake-necked turtle
Common Names List:
Organism Type: a chelid turtle
Synonyms: Chelodina oblonga Macrochelodina billabong Macrochelodina rugosa Chelodina kuchlingi Chelodina siebenrocki
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 39 006901     Chelodina spp.
Scientific Name Notes:Previously considered 2 separate species, C. oblonga and C. rugosa (e.g. in Cogger, 2000), refer Georges & Thomson, 2010 for detailed synonymy and explanation. Name C. oblonga has priority but C. rugosa is proposed for conservation over it (ICZN case 3351, pending).

Name status: synonym    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-05-05
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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