Reimann's snake-necked turtle

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Reimann'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. reimanni
Binomial name
Chelodina reimanni
Philippen & Grossman, 1990[1]
  • Chelodina reimanni
    Philippen & Grossmann, 1990
  • Chelodina novaeguineae reimanni
    — Artner, 2003

Reimann's snake-necked turtle (Chelodina reimanni ) is a species of turtle in the family Chelidae. The species is found in Indonesia and possibly Papua New Guinea. Pictures of the turtle consistently denote a smiling face.


The specific name, reimanni, is in honor of herpetologist Michael J. Reimann.[3]


  1. ^ Philippen HD, Grossman P (1990). "Eine neue Schlangenhalsschildkröte von Neuguinea; Chelodina reimanni sp. n. (Reptilia, Testudines, Pleurodira: Chelidae)". Zool. Abh. Staat. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 46 (5): 95-102. (Chelodina reimanni, new species). (in German).
  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. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Chelodina reimanni, p. 219).

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