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Species profile—Elusor macrurus (Mary River turtle)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Chelidae (side-necked turtles) → Elusor macrurus (Mary River turtle)

Photo of Elusor macrurus (Mary River turtle) - Queensland Government

Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Chelidae (side-necked turtles)
Scientific name
Elusor macrurus Cann & Legler, 1994
Common name
Mary River turtle
Type reference
Cann, J. and Legler, J.M. (1994). The Mary River tortoise: a new genus and species of short-necked chelid from Queensland, Australia (Testudines: Pleurodira). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1(2): 81-96.
WildNet taxon ID
56
Synonym(s)
Elusior macruros
Alternate name(s)
Mary River tortoise
short-neck alpha
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
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=56

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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