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Species profile—Elseya oneiros (Gulf snapping turtle)


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Photo of Elseya oneiros (Gulf snapping turtle) - Freeman, A.,Queensland Parks And Wildlife Service (QPWS),2010
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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Reptilia (reptiles)
Chelidae (side-necked turtles)
Scientific name
Elseya oneiros Joseph-Ouni et al., 2020
Common name
Gulf snapping turtle
Type reference
Joseph-Ouni, M., McCord, W.P., Cann, J., Smales, I., Freeman, A., Sadlier, R., Couper, P., White, A. & Amey, A. (2020). The relics of Riversleigh: Re-examination of the fossil record of Elseya (Testudines: Chelidae) with description of a new extant species from the Gulf of Carpentaria drainages, Queensland, Australia. The Batagur Monographs 3, 7-69.
WildNet taxon ID
Elseya lavarackorum
Elusor lavarackorum
Emydura lavarackorum
Alternate name(s)
Lawn Hill turtle
Lavarack's snapping turtle
Gulf snapper
Nicholson River turtle
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Conservation significant
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Pest status
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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