Chelodina expansa

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Broad-shelled long-necked turtle
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Chelodina
Subgenus: Macrochelodina
Species: C. (M.) expansa
Binomial name
Chelodina expansa
(Gray, 1857)
Synonyms [1]
  • Chelodina expansa Gray, 1857
  • Chelodina expansas Goode, 1967 (ex errore)
  • Chelodina oblonga expansa Blackmore, 1969
  • Macrochelodina expansa Wells & Wellington, 1985

The broad-shelled long-necked turtle (Macrochelodina expansa) is a species of snake-necked turtle from southeast and central-east Australia.

It is infected with the flatworm Choanocotyle elegans.[2]


  1. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 335–336. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Description and life-cycle of two new species of Choanocotyle n. g. (Trematoda: Plagiorchiida), parasites of Australian freshwater turtles, and the erection of the family Choanocotylidae. Lindsay Jue Sue, Systematic Parasitology, September 1998, Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 47–61, doi:10.1023/A:1006074125118