Emydura gunaleni SMALES, MCCORD, CANN & JOSEPH-OUNI, 2019
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Emydura gunaleni?
|Higher Taxa||Chelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles)|
|Synonym||Emydura gunaleni SMALES, MCCORD, CANN & JOSEPH-OUNI 2019|
Emydura gunaleni — TTWG 2021
|Distribution||Indonesia (West Papua)|
Type locality: Kais River (Sungai Kais) at approximately 1°43.808'S 132° 7.826'E, in Kais District of Sarong Selatan Regency, West Papua Province (Papua Barat Province), Indonesia (not explicitly defined as type locality but given under Distribution).
|Types||Holotype: AMNH R178722, adult female (Plate 6). Paratype: AMNH R178723, adult male.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Smales et al. 2019: 25.|
|Etymology||The species is named for Danny Gunalen of Jakarta, Indonesia. He first noticed the distinctive characters of the turtle and drew them to the author‘s attention. He also obtained specimens and provided the material on which the description is based and information about their provenance.|