Northern snapping turtle

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Northern snapping turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Elseya
Species: E. dentata
Binomial name
Elseya dentata
(Gray, 1863)
  • Chelymys dentata Gray 1863:98
  • Chelymys elseyi Gray 1864:132 (nomen nudum)
  • Chelymys elseya Gray 1870:76 (nomen nudum)
  • Elseya intermedia Gray 1872:23
  • Elseya flaviventralis Georges et al. 2000:7 (nomen nudum)
  • Elseya jukesi Wells 2007:5 (unavailable name)

The northern snapping turtle (Elseya dentata) — Gray, 1863[2] is a large aquatic turtle found throughout many rivers in northern Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It is one of three species in the genus Elseya.


  1. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B., and Bour, R.]. 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(7):000.329–479, doi:10.3854/ crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014.
  2. ^ Gray, J.E. 1863. On the species of Chelymys from Australia, with the description of a new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 3(12):98-99

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