Chelodina steindachneri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chelodina steindachneri
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Chelodina
Subgenus: Chelodina
Species: C. (C.) steindachneri
Binomial name
Chelodina steindachneri
Siebenrock, 1914[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Chelodina steindachneri Siebenrock, 1914
  • Chelodina millymillyensis Glauert, 1923
  • Hesperochelodina steindachneri Wells & Wellington, 1985

The Dinner-plate turtle (Chelodina steindachneri) is the least known of the Australian turtles and also one of the smallest members of the long-necked turtles of the genus Chelodina. It is a member of the subgenus Chelodina making it closely related to the Chelodina longicollis group of species.

Description and types[edit]

Holotype of Chelodina steindachneri NMW19798
Dorsal view
Ventral view

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siebenrock, F. 1914. Eine neue Chelodina Art aus Westaustralien. Anz. Ak. Wiss. Wien. 17:386-387.
  2. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 326–327. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.