Red-bellied short-necked turtle

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Red-bellied short-necked turtle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Emydura
Species: E. subglobosa
Binomial name
Emydura subglobosa
(Krefft, 1876)[1]

Emydura subglobosa subglobosa

Emydura subglobosa worrelli

  • Tropicochelymys worrelli Wells & Wellington, 1985

The red-bellied short-necked turtle (Emydura subglobosa) or Jardine River turtle is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family.

Geographic range[edit]

E. subglobosa is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.


The majority of the time, E. subglobosa is around shallow, muddy areas of water.


Its cranial anatomy, embryogenesis, and skeletogenesis are well known (Werneburg et al. 2009).


  1. ^ Krefft, Gerard. 1876. Notes on Australian animals in New Guinea with description of a new species of fresh water tortoise belonging to the genus Euchelymys (Gray). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria [Series 1] 8: 390–394. (Euchelymys subglobosa, new species).
  2. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk , P.P., Iverson, J.B., Shaffer, H.B., Bour, R., and Rhodin, A.G.J.]. 2012. Turtles of the world, 2012 update: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 000.243–000.328, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v5.2012, [1].

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