CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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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 006011 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Elseya lavarackorum   (White & Archer, 1994)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Reptiles
Family: 39 6 Chelidae (Austro-American sideneck turtles) - show full list
Common Name: Gulf snapping turtle
Common Names List:
Organism Type: a chelid turtle
Synonyms: Elseya dentata (in part) Emydura lavarackorum Elseya dentata lavarackorum
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 39 006902     Elseya spp.
Scientific Name Notes:Originally included within E. dentata, recognised as a distinct species in 1994 (as Emydura lavarackorum); transferred to genus Elseya in 1997. Cited as Elseya dentata lavarackorum in Artner, 2008.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
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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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