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Species profile—Rheodytes leukops (Fitzroy River turtle)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Chelidae (side-necked turtles) → Rheodytes leukops (Fitzroy River turtle)

Photo of Rheodytes leukops (Fitzroy River turtle) - Limpus, C.,DEHP,2004
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Chelidae (side-necked turtles)
Scientific name
Rheodytes leukops Legler & Cann, 1980
Common name
Fitzroy River turtle
Type reference
Legler, J.M. and Cann, J., 1980. A new Genus and Species of Chelid turtle from Queensland, Australia. Contrib. Sci. Natur. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County. 1980. 324:11-18.
WildNet taxon ID
48
Alternate name(s)
Fitzroy tortoise
Fitzroy turtle
Fitzroy River tortoise
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
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=48

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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