Flaviemys

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Yellow faced saw shelled turtles
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Flaviemys purvisi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Flaviemys
Le et al., 2013[1]
Species[1]

Flaviemys purvisi

This genus was described in 2013 to correct the paraphyly that was present among the saw shelled turtles with respect to the snapping turtles (Elseya) of Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Le, M., Reid, B., N., McCord, W., P., Naro-Maciel, E., Raxworthy, C., J., Amato, G., Georges A., 2013. Resolving the phylogenetic history of the short-necked turtles, genera Elseya and Myuchelys (Testudines: Chelidae) from Australia and New Guinea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 68 (2013) 251–258.