Elseya branderhorsti

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Elseya branderhorsti
Elseya branderhorsti.jpg
Elseya branderhorsti, 8 years old, male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Elseya
Species: E. branderhorsti
Binomial name
Elseya branderhorsti
(Ouwens, 1914)
Synonyms[1]
  • Emydura branderhorsti
    Ouwens, 1914
  • Elseya branderhorsti — Bour, Buskirk & Pritchard in David, 1994
  • Elseya branderhorstii
    van Dijk, 2000 (ex errore)
  • Elseya branderhosti Iskandar & Mumpuni, 2002 (ex errore)

Elseya branderhorsti is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, branderhorsti, is in honor of Dutch physician Bastiaan Branderhorst.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter. (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 328. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Elseya branderhorsti, p. 37).

Further reading[edit]

  • Ouwens PA. 1914. List of Dutch East Indian Chelonians in the Buitenzong Zoological Museum. Contributions a la Faune des Indes Néerlandaises 1: 29-32. (Emydura branderhorsti, new species, p. 31).