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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 006019 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Myuchelys latisternum   (J.E. Gray, 1867)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Reptiles
Family: 39 6 Chelidae (Austro-American sideneck turtles) - show full list
Common Name: common sawshell turtle
Common Names List:
saw-shelled turtle
Organism Type: a chelid turtle
Synonyms: Elseya latisternum Wollumbinia latisternum
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 39 006905     Myuchelys spp.
Scientific Name Notes:Transferred to genus Myuchelys in 2009, previously Elseya. The name Wollumbinia latisternum 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
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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