Pritchard's snake-necked turtle

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Pritchard's snake-necked turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Chelodina
Subgenus: (Chelodina)
Species: C. pritchardi
Binomial name
Chelodina pritchardi
Rhodin, 1994[1]
  • Chelodina pritchardi
    Rhodin, 1994
  • Chelodina (Chelodina) pritchardi
    TTWG, 2014

Pritchard's snake-necked turtle (Chelodina pritchardi ) is a species of turtle in the family Chelidae. The species is endemic to Papua New Guinea.


Both the specific name, pritchardi, and the common name, Pritchard's snake-necked turtle, are in honour of British herpetologist Peter Pritchard.[4]


  1. ^ Rhodin, Anders G. J. (1994). "Chelid turtles of the Australian archipelago: I. A new species of Chelodina from southeastern Papua New Guinea". Breviora (497): 1-36. (Chelodina pritchardi, new species).
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 326. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chelodina pritchardi ". The Reptile Database.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Chelodina pritchardi, pp. 211-212).

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