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Turtles (Testudines)

   Genera


Acanthochelys
South American Side-necked Swamp Turtles


Chelodina
Indo-Australian Snake-necked Turtles


Chelus
Matamatas


Elseya
Papuan-Australian Snapping Turtles


Elusor
Mary River Turtle


Emydura
Australian Short-necked Turtles


Hydromedusa
South American Snake-necked Turtles


Mesoclemmys
Hump-backed Toad-headed Turtles


Myuchelys
Sawshelled Turtles


Phrynops
Lesser Toad-headed Turtles


Platemys
Twist-necked Turtle


Pseudemydura
Western Swamp Turtle


Rheodytes
Fitzroy River Turtle


Rhinemys
Red Amazon Side-necked Turtle



Biodiversity of the family Chelidae Bibliography of the family Chelidae

Chelidae
Austro-American Side-necked Turtles
Schlangenhalsschildkröten     Australsk-amerikanske Halsvendere




Contents:
  58 species of which 38 (65.5%) are endemic - 14 genera of which 4 (28.6%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Family name sometimes spelt Cheluidae (e.g., Wilson 2005; Wilson & Swan 2010).

Distribution:  South America, Malay Archipelago, Australia.

Reported from:
Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, East Timor, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.