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Chelodina gunaleni MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI, 2007

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Gunalen’s Snake-necked Turtle 
SynonymChelodina gunaleni MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2007
Chelodina gunaleni — VALVERDE 2010
Chelodina (Chelodina) gunaleni — TTWG 2012
Chelodina (Chelodina) gunaleni — TTWG 2014
Chelodina gunaleni — KEHLMAIER et al. 2019
Chelodina (Chelodina) gunaleni — SHEA et al. 2020
Chelodina gunaleni — TTWG 2021 
DistributionSW New Guinea

Type locality: swamp of the Uta River basin, southern coastal Papua, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 160133 
CommentSynonymy: C. gunaleni has been considered as a synonym of C. novaeguineae by GEORGES & THOMSON 2010: 16.

Habitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps) 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Mr. Danny Gunalen of Jakarta, Indonesia, for his field expertise and his involvement in the discovery of these turtles. 
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - 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
  • McCord, W. P., and M. Joseph-Ouni. 2007. A New Species of Chelodina (Testudines: Chelidae) from southwestern New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia). Reptilia (GB) (52): 47-52. - get paper here
  • SHEA, GLENN; SCOTT THOMSON & ARTHUR GEORGES 2020. The identity of Chelodina oblonga Gray 1841 (Testudines: Chelidae) reassessed. Zootaxa 4779 (3): 419–437 - get paper here
  • 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
  • TTWG; Dijk, Peter Paul van; John B. Iverson, H. Bradley Shaffer; Roger Bour & Anders G.J. Rhodin [turtle taxonomy working group] 2012. Turtles of the World, 2012 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v5.2012 - get paper here
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Stanford, C.B., Goode, E.V., Buhlmann, K.A., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8:1–472. doi:10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021. - get paper here
  • Valverde, J. 2010. Schlangenhalsschildkröten. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (85): 16-23 [erratum in 86: 10] - get paper here
  • Werning, H. & N. Lutzmann 2014. Illegalen Wildtierhandel kann man nicht mehr verbieten. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (106): 14-22
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