The red-faced turtle, (Emydura victoriae Gray, 1842) is a medium-sized aquatic turtle inhabiting rivers, streams and permanent water bodies across much of northern Australia.
This species has a disrupted nomenclatural history. For many years it appeared in the literature as Emydura australis (Gray 1841:445) however in 1983 this name was synonymised with Emydura macquarii, incorrectly according to Iverson et al. 2001. Since this time the species has been known as Emydura victoriae this name too has nomenclatural issues and it is possible the names may eventually be reversed again.
- Hydraspis australis Gray 1841:445 nomen dubium
- Hydraspis victoriae Gray 1842:55
- Chelymys australis Gray 1871:336
- Chelymys victoriae Gray 1872:21
- Emydura australis Boulenger 1889:ix
- Emydura victoriae Worrell 1964:17
- Tropicochelymys victoriae Wells & Wellington, 1985:9
- Emydura victoria Cann, 1997:28 (ex errore)
- Gray, J.E. 1842. Description of some hitherto unrecorded species of Australian reptiles and batrachians. pp 51-57. in Gray, J.E. Zoological Miscellaney. London: Treutal, Wurtz and Co.
- Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 334. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
- Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk PP, Iverson JB, Rhodin AGJ, Shaffer HB, Bour R]. 2014. "Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status". PDF Chelonian Research Monographs 5 (7): 000.329–479, doi:10.3854/ crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014
- Georges A, Thomson S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1–37.
- Gray, John Edward. 1841. A catalogue of the species of reptiles and amphibia hitherto described as inhabiting Australia, with a description of some new species from Western Australia, and some remarks on their geographical distribution. In: Grey, G. Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in Northwest and Western Australia. London: T. and W. Boone, Vol. 2. Appendix E, pp. 422–449.
- John B. Iverson, Arthur Georges and Scott Thomson. 2001. The validity of the taxonomic changes for turtles proposed by Wells and Wellington. Journal of Herpetology 35, 361-368. download
- Boulenger, George A. 1889. Catalogue of the Chelonians, Rhynchocephalians, and Crocodiles in the British Museum (Natural History). London: Trustees of the Museum, 311 pp.
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