Northern snapping turtle

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Northern snapping turtle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Elseya
Species: E. dentata
Binomial name
Elseya dentata
(Gray, 1863)
  • Chelymys dentata Gray, 1863
  • Chelymys elseyi Gray, 1864 (nomen nudum)
  • Podocnemis dentata Strauch, 1865
  • Elseya dentata Gray, 1867
  • Chelymys elseya Gray, 1870 (nomen nudum)
  • Elseya intermedia Gray, 1872
  • Emydura dentata Gaffney, 1979
  • Elseya stirlingi Wells & Wellington, 1985 (nomen nudum)
  • Elseya dentata dentata Obst, 1985
  • Elseya sterlingi King & Burke, 1989 (ex errore)
  • Elseya flaviventralis Georges, Doody, Young & Cann, 2000 (nomen nudum)

The northern snapping turtle (Elseya dentata Gray, 1867[2]) is a large aquatic species found throughout many rivers in northern Western Australia and the Northern Territory.


  1. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 328. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Gray, J.E. 1863. On the species of Chelymys from Australia, with the description of a new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 3(12):98-99

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