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Chelodina walloyarrina MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI, 2007

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Kimberley Snake-necked Turtle 
SynonymChelodina burrungandjii walloyarrina MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2007
Macrochelodina walloyarrina MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2007
Macrochelodina wallyarrina — VALVERDE 2010 (in error)
Chelodina (Macrochelodina) walloyarrina — TTWG 2014
Chelodina walloyarrina — DOODY et al. 2021
Chelodina walloyarrina — TTWG 2021 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: The Fitzroy River at Fitzroy River Crossing, Western Australia, Australia, 18° 10.834’ S and 125° 35.849’ E.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: WAM R164345, an adult male (224 mm carapace length), preserved in alcohol, collected by Dion Wedd, Glen Erikson, Jack Cover, and John Seyjagat in the Fitzroy River, on 20 July 2004 (Western Australian Museum) 
Diagnosis 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (rivers, swamps)

Synonymy: Chelodina walloyarrina was not listed by COGGER 2014 and probably considered as a synonym of Chelodina burrungandjii by him. 
EtymologyThe name walloyarrina is a combination of two Australian aboriginal words — wallo meaning “chin,” and yarrin meaning “bearded” — in accord with the common name “bearded longneck turtle” often given to the longnecks of the Kimberley (because of their long barbels). 
References
  • DOODY, J. SEAN; RICHARD VOGT, SIMON CLULOW & DAVID RHIND. 2021. CHELODINA WALLOYARRINA (Kimberley Sandstone Longneck Turtle). BEHAVIOR. Herpetological Review 52 (2): 386–387. - 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
  • 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; 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
 
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