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Elseya lavarackorum (WHITE & ARCHER, 1994)

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGulf Snapping Turtle, Lavarack's Turtle 
SynonymEmydura lavarackorum WHITE & ARCHER 1994
Elseya lavarackorum — THOMSON, WHITE & GEORGES 1997
Elseya lavarackorum — COGGER 2000: 739
Elseya dentata lavarackorum — ARTNER 2008
Elseya lavarackorum — GEORGES & THOMSON 2010
Elseya (Pelocomastes) lavarackorum — THOMSON et al. 2015 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: Nicholson Drainage)

Type locality: Terrace Site, an excavation in fluviatile sediments exposed on the south bank of the Gregory River, Riversleigh Station, northwestern of Mount Isa (Pleistocene), Queensland, Australia (18º35'S 138º35'E). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: QM F24121 
Comment 
References
  • Artner, H. 2008. The world's extant turtle species, Part 1. Emys 15 (3) : 4-32
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Thomson, S.; Amepou, Y., Anamiato, J. & Georges, A. 2015. A new species and subgenus of Elseya (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from New Guinea Zootaxa 4006 (1): 059–082 - get paper here
  • Thomson, Scott, Arthur Georges and Colin J. Limpus 2006. A new species of freshwater turtle in the genus Elseya (Testudines: Chelidae) from Central Coastal Queensland, Australia. Chelonian Conserv. Biol. 5 (1): 74-86.
  • Thomson,S., White,A. & Georges,A. 1997. Re-evaluation of Emydura lavarackorum: identification of a living fossil. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (1): 327-336
  • White A W; Archer M 1994. Emydura lavarackorum, a new Pleistocene turtle (Pleurodira: Chelidae) from fluviatile deposits at Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 27 (2): 159-167 - 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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