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Chelodina parkeri RHODIN & MITTERMEIER, 1976

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles) 
Common NamesParker’s Snake-necked Turtle 
SynonymChelodina parkeri RHODIN & MITTERMEIER 1976
Chelodina parkeri — FRITZ & JAUCH 1989
Macrochelodina parkeri — IVERSON et al. 2001
Macrochelodina parkeri — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) parkeri — GEORGES & THOMSON 2010
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) parkeri — TTWG 2014 
DistributionNew Guinea (Lakes Murray and Balimo, Fly and Aramia rivers, Western District's savannah regions north of the Fly River)

Type locality: Mawa, Lake Murray, Western District, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: AMS 21425 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps) 
EtymologyNamed after Fred Parker, Indian-born Australian herpetologist. 
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  • Rhodin,A.G.J. & Mittermeier,R.A. 1976. Chelodina parkeri, a new species of chelid turtle from New Guinea, with a discussion of Chelodina siebenrocki Werner 1901. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 147 (11): 465-488 - get paper here
  • TTWG [Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - get paper here
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