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Chelodina burrungandjii THOMSON, KENNETT & GEORGES, 2000

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Arnhem Land Long-Necked turtle
E: Kimberley Snake-necked Turtle [walloyarrina] 
SynonymChelodina burrungandjii THOMSON, KENNETT & GEORGES 2000: 676
Macrochelodina burrungandjii — ARTNER 2003
Macrochelodina burrungandjii — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) burrungandjii — GEORGES & THOMSON 2010
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) burrungandjii — TTWG 2014
Chelodina burrungandjii — KEHLMAIER et al. 2019
Chelodina (Chelydera) burrungandjii — SHEA et al. 2020
Chelodina burrungandjii burrungandjii — SHEA et al. 2020 (by implication)
Chelodina burrungandjii — TTWG 2021 
DistributionN Australia (Arnhem Land)

Type locality: Koolpin Gorge, South Alligator River (13° 28’ S, 132° 38’ E).  
TypesHolotype: NTM 16010, adult female 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: see walloyarrina. 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps)

Synonymy: Chelodina walloyarrina was not listed by COGGER 2014 and probably considered as a synonym of Chelodina burrungandjii by him but more recently considered as a valid species. 
EtymologyNamed after the proper noun Burrungandji used by the Gagadju people of the western Arnhem Land region (Gundjeihmi language) to distinguish the turtle from all other turtles in the region (Thomson et al. 2000). 
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