Chelodina steindachneri

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Chelodina steindachneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Chelodina
Subgenus: (Chelodina)
Species: C. (C.) steindachneri
Binomial name
Chelodina steindachneri
Siebenrock, 1914[1]
  • Chelodina steindachneri
    Siebenrock, 1914
  • Chelodina millymillyensis
    Glauert, 1923
  • Hesperochelodina steindachneri
    Wells & Wellington, 1985

Chelodina steindachneri, commonly known as the dinner-plate turtle or Steindachner's turtle, is a species of turtle in the family Chelidae. The species is the least known of the Australian turtles and also one of the smallest members of the long-necked turtles of the genus Chelodina. It is a member of the subgenus Chelodina making it closely related to the Chelodina longicollis group of species.

Description and types[edit]

Holotype of Chelodina steindachneri NMW19798
Dorsal view
Ventral view


The specific name, steindachneri, is in honor of Austrian herpetologist Franz Steindachner.[3]


  1. ^ Siebenrock F (1914). "Eine neue Chelodina-Art aus Westaustralien ". Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien (Mathemathisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse) 17: 386-387. (Chelodina steindachneri, new species). (in German).
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 326–327. 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 steindachneri, p. 252).