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Emydura tanybaraga CANN, 1997

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles) 
Common NamesNorthern Yellow-faced Turtle 
SynonymEmydura tanybaraga CANN 1997
Emydura tanybaraga — COGGER 2000: 740
Emydura subglobosa tanybaraga — ARTNER 2008
Emydura tanybaraga — GEORGES & THOMSON 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Daly and South Alligator River drainages in the Northern Territory and Mitchell River drainage in western Cape York Peninsula, Queensland)

Type locality: above Policemans Crossing, Daly River, NT Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: WAM R125498 
CommentDistribution: Map in MACCORD et al. (2003).

Habitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps) 
EtymologyTanybaraga is the name given to the adult yellow-faced turtle in the Daly River, the species name is to be used as a noun in apposition. This is pronounced tanybar-arrga. 
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  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598
  • Cann, John 1997. The Northern yellow-faced turtle, Emydura tanybaraga sp. nov. Monitor: Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society 9 (1): 24-29; 34-35.
  • 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.
  • 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.; Joseph-Ouni, M. & Cann, J. 2003. Chelonian Illustrations #7. Short-neck, Western Swamp, and Pig-Nose Turtles from Australia and New Guinea. Reptilia (GB) (27): 64-68 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M; Sadlier, Ross A 1999. A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. TECHNICAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM 15, 1999: 1-91
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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