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Chelodina steindachneri SIEBENROCK, 1914

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSteindachners Long-necked Turtle, Dinner-plate Turtle 
SynonymChelodina steindachneri SIEBENROCK 1914
Chelodina milly-millyensis GLAUERT 1923
Chelodina steindachneri — COGGER 2000: 193
Chelodina steindachneri — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Chelodina (Chelodina) steindachneri — TTWG 2014 
DistributionWest Australia (coastal drainages from the De Gray River system in the north to the Murchison watershed in the south)

Type locality: Marloo Station, Grey River, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: NMW 19798 (NHMW) 
CommentReproduction: oviparous. 
EtymologyNamed after Franz Steindachner (1834-1919), Austrian zoologist. Obituary in Pietschmann (1919). 
References
  • Bonin, F., Devaux, B. & Dupré, A. 2006. Turtles of the World. English translation by P.C.H. Pritchard. Johns Hopkins University Press, 416 pp.
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • 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
  • Glauert,L. 1923. A new freshwater tortoise from the Murchison River. J.R. Soc. West Austr. 9: 53-56
  • 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
  • Pachmann, A. 2009. Im Outback West-Australiens. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (78): 11-12 - get paper here
  • Pietschmann, V. 1919. Franz Steindachner. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 33: 47-48 - get paper here
  • Siebenrock,F. 1914. Eine neue Chelodina-Art aus Westaustralien. Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien 17: 386-387
  • 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
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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