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Species Elseya lavarackorum (White & Archer, 1994)

Gulf Snapping Turtle

  • Emydura lavarackorum White, A. & Archer, M. 1994. Emydura lavarackorum, a new Pleistocene turtle (Pleurodira: Chelidae) from fluviatile deposits at Riversleigh, Northwestern Queensland. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 27: 159-167 [159].
    Type data:
     Holotype QM F 24121 fossil: associated almost complete plastron, partial carapace & pelvic fragments, S bank of Gregory River, Riversleigh Stn, ca 200 km NW of Mt Isa, NW Qld.

 

Generic Combinations

  • Elseya lavarackorum (White & Archer, 1994). —
    Thomson, S., White, A. & Georges, A. 1997. Re-evaluation of Emydura lavarackorum: identification of a living fossil. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42(1): 327-336

 

Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Elseya dentata lavarackorum (White & Archer, 1994) [as subspecies]. —
    Artner, H. 2008. The world's extant turtles, Part 1. Emys 15: 4-32

 

Distribution

States

Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

Nicholson River drainage.

Australian Endemic.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

Qld: Gulf Plains (GUP)

General References

Georges, A. & Thomson, S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1-37

Thomson, S., White, A. & Georges, A. 1997. Re-evaluation of Emydura lavarackorum: identification of a living fossil. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42(1): 327-336 [327] (presenting alternative taxonomic arrangement)

 

Common Name References

CAVS 2006. Census of Australian Vertebrate Species. Australian Biological Resources Study. (Gulf Snapping Turtle)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Sep-2013 CHELIDAE 02-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
09-Aug-2012 20-Aug-2013 MODIFIED
29-Apr-2011 29-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
08-Mar-2011 08-Mar-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)