An annotated type catalogue of the turtles (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum

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Abstract – An annotated catalogue is provided for the type specimens of turtles (Testudines: Chelidae) in the herpetological collection of the Western Australian Museum. The collection currently holds eight type specimens representing five named taxa from Australia and Timor-Leste, two of which are currently considered as valid at the specific or subspecific level. We also take into consideration the taxonomic status of some species and synonymise Chelodina kuchlingi with C. oblonga and Macrochelodina walloyarrina with C. burrungandjii.

Author(s) Ryan J. Ellis and Arthur Georges
Records 30 : Part 1
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