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Species profile—Elseya albagula (southern snapping turtle)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Chelidae (side-necked turtles) → Elseya albagula (southern snapping turtle)

Photo of Elseya albagula (southern snapping turtle) - Thomson, B.,Bruce Thomson,2013
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Chelidae (side-necked turtles)
Scientific name
Elseya albagula Thomson, Georges & Limpus, 2006
Common name
southern snapping turtle
Type reference
Thomson, S., Georges, A. & Limpus, C.L. (2006). A new species of freshwater turtle in the genus Elseya (Testudines: Chelidae) from central coastal Queensland, Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5(1): 74-86.
WildNet taxon ID
30272
Synonym(s)
Elseya dentata
Alternate name(s)
Burnett River snapping turtle
white-throated snapping turtle
white throated snapping turtle
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
CR
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Critically endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
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
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=30272

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
23 October 2019
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