Pritchard's snake-necked turtle

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Pritchard's snake-necked turtle
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Genus: Chelodina
Subgenus: Chelodina
C. pritchardi
Binomial name
Chelodina pritchardi
Rhodin, 1994[1]
  • Chelodina pritchardi
    Rhodin, 1994
  • Chelodina (Chelodina) pritchardi
    TTWG, 2014

Pritchard's snake-necked turtle (Chelodina pritchardi) is a species of turtles in the family Chelidae. The species is endemic to a restricted area of Central Province, Papua New Guinea.[4]


Both the specific name, pritchardi, and the common name, Pritchard's snake-necked turtle, are in honour of British herpetologist Peter Pritchard.[5]


  1. ^ Rhodin, Anders G. J. (1994). "Chelid turtles of the Australian archipelago: I. A new species of Chelodina from southeastern Papua New Guinea". Breviora (497): 1-36. (Chelodina pritchardi, new species).
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 326. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Chelodina pritchardi ". The Reptile Database.
  4. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R. Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P.]. 2017. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Pritchard, P.C.H., 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 7:1–292. doi:10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017.
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Chelodina pritchardi, pp. 211-212).

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