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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 
SynonymChelodina burrungandjii THOMSON, KENNETT & GEORGES 2000
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 
DistributionN Australia (Arnhem Land)

Type locality: Koolpin Gorge, South Alligator River (13° 28’ S, 132° 38’ E).  
TypesHolotype: NTM 16010 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps) 
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Fritz, U. & Havas, P. 2007. CHECKLIST OF CHELONIANS OF THE WORLD. Vertebrate Zoology 57(2): 149-368 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kehlmaier, C., Zhang, X., Georges, A., Campbell, P. D., Thomson, S., & Fritz, U. 2019. Mitogenomics of historical type specimens of Australasian turtles: clarification of taxonomic confusion and old mitochondrial introgression. Scientific Reports, 9(1): 5841 - get paper here
  • Maier, C R & Sonneman, T 2018. Chelodina burrungandjii (Sandstone Snake-necked Turtle) Maximum size. Herpetological Review 49 (3): 521-522 - get paper here
  • McCord, W. P., and M. Joseph-Ouni. 2007. A New Genus of Australian Longneck Turtle (Testudines: Chelidae) and a New Species of Macrochelodina from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia (Australia). Reptilia (GB) (53): 56-64 - get paper here
  • Thomson,S., Kennett, R. & Georges,A. 2000. A new species of long-necked turtle (Chelidae: Chelodina) from the sandstone plateau of Arnhem Land, Northern Australia. Chelonian Conserv. Biol. 3: 675-685
  • 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
  • Valverde, J. 2010. Schlangenhalsschildkröten. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (85): 16-23 [erratum in 86: 10] - 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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