THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - TURTLES

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TURTLES OF AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



 

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Elapids of ACT

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

ACT MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

TURTLES OF THE ACT - SPECIES LIST

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

ORDER: Testudines

Blackish Blind Snake - Anilios nigrescens

FRESHWATER TURTLES
Family:Cheluidae

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Eastern Snake-necked Turtle or Common Long-necked Tortoise

Chelodina longicollis
(Subgenus: Chelodina)

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic (Tas - introduced)

* Macquarie Turtle or Common Short-necked Turtle
(Status Uncertain)

Emydura macquarii macquarii (Proposed new name Emydura macquarii) (Status Uncertain)

NSW, ACT, SA, Vic


Sliders (INTRODUCED)
Family:Emydidae

Common Name

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Scientific Name
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Distribution

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* Red-eared Slider - INTRODUCED

Trachemys scripta elegans

ACT, NSW, Qld (From USA, introduced into many countries)

DISTRIBUTION KEY

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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

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