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 006017 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Myuchelys bellii   (J.E. Gray, 1844)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Reptiles
Family: 39 6 Chelidae (Austro-American sideneck turtles) - show full list
Common Name: western sawshelled turtle
Common Names List:
Organism Type: a chelid turtle
Synonyms: Phrynops bellii Elseya bellii Elseya latisternum bellii Wollumbinia belli
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 39 006905     Myuchelys spp.
Scientific Name Notes:Cited as Elseya latisternum bellii in Artner, 2008. Transferred to genus Myuchelys in 2009, previously Phrynops or Elseya. The name Wollumbinia belli is used for this taxon in some sources although the genus Wollumbinia Wells, 2007 is considered not validly published according to Georges & Thomson, 2010.

Name status: synonym    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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