THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - TURTLES

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A LIST OF TASMANIA TURTLES

ORDER: Testudines

FRESHWATER TURTLES
Family:Cheluidae

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Common Name

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Scientific Name
(External Links)

Distribution

(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Eastern Snake-necked Turtle or Common Long-necked Tortoise

Chelodina longicollis
(Subgenus: Chelodina)

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


 

SEA TURTLES (Marine)
Family: Cheloniidae


Note that although Sea Turtles may stray into or spend time in cooler water, the females must return to warmer climates to lay their eggs.

Common Name

(Internal Links)

Scientific Name
(Subgenus in parentheses)

(External Links)

Distribution

(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta

(All States)

Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas japonica

(All States)

Pacific (or Olive) Ridley Turtle

Lepidochelys olivacea

(NT, Qld?, WA, Vic, SA)

LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE (Marine)
Family: Dermochelyidae

Common Name

(Internal Links)

Scientific Name
(Subgenus in parentheses)

(External Links)

Distribution

(Distribution key and map at bottom of page)

Leathery or Luth Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

(All States)

 

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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