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Chelodina pritchardi RHODIN, 1994

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Pritchard's Snakeneck Turtle, Pritchards Long-necked Turtle 
SynonymChelodina pritchardi RHODIN 1994
Chelodina pritchardi — MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2004
Chelodina pritchardi — GEORGES & THOMSON 2010
Chelodina (Chelodina) pritchardi — TTWG 2014
Chelodina (Chelodina) pritchardi — SHEA et al. 2020
Chelodina pritchardi — TTWG 2021 
DistributionSE Papua New Guinea

Type locality: Bore, Kemp Welch River,13 km SE of Kwikila, Central Province, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 173543 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps) 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Peter Charles Howard Pritchard (b. 1943), a British herpetologist and conservationist who founded, and is head of, the privately funded Chelonian Research Institute. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • FRETEY, Jacques 2020. Le Pape des Tortues est mort / The Pope of the Turtles is dead. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 176: 1-38
  • Georges, A. & Thomson, S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1–37 - get paper here
  • McCord, W. P. & S. A. Thomson 2002. A new species of Chelodina (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from Northern Australia. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 255-267. - get paper here
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2004. Chelonian Illustrations #12: Snake-necked and monotypic side-necked turtles of Indo-Australasia. Reptilia (GB) (32): 66-69 - get paper here
  • Rhodin,A.G. 1994. Chelid turtles of the Australasian Archipelago: I. A new species of Chelodina from southeastern Papua New Guinea. Breviora (497): 1-36 - get paper here
  • SHEA, GLENN; SCOTT THOMSON & ARTHUR GEORGES 2020. The identity of Chelodina oblonga Gray 1841 (Testudines: Chelidae) reassessed. Zootaxa 4779 (3): 419–437 - 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
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Stanford, C.B., Goode, E.V., Buhlmann, K.A., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8:1–472. doi:10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021. - get paper here
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