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Emydura gunaleni SMALES, MCCORD, CANN & JOSEPH-OUNI, 2019

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Higher TaxaChelidae, Chelodininae, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles)
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEmydura gunaleni SMALES, MCCORD, CANN & JOSEPH-OUNI 2019
Emydura gunaleni — TTWG 2021 
DistributionIndonesia (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).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMNH R178722, adult female (Plate 6). Paratype: AMNH R178723, adult male. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Smales et al. 2019: 25. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • SMALES, IAN; WILLIAM P. MCCORD, JOHN CANN AND MEHDI JOSEPH-OUNI 2019. NEW GUINEAN EMYDURA (TESTUDINES: PLEURODIRA: CHELIDAE) WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES. The science journal of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group 2: 7-52
 
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