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Species profile—Elseya irwini (Irwin's turtle)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Chelidae (side-necked turtles) → Elseya irwini (Irwin's turtle)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Chelidae (side-necked turtles)
Scientific name
Elseya irwini Cann, 1997
Common name
Irwin's turtle
Type reference
Cann, J. 1997. Irwin's turtle: a new species of short-necked turtle from Queensland. Vic. Herp. Soc. Inc. Monitor 9(1): 24-29.
WildNet taxon ID
18454
Alternate name(s)
yellow-headed snapping turtle
Irwin's snapping turtle
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
No
Confidential
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

Other resources

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
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=18454

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

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
7 September 2021
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