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Taxonomy of the family Chelidae
Bibliography of the genus Myuchelys
Biodiversity of the family Chelidae








Genus
Myuchelys

Sawshelled Turtles, Helmeted Turtles

Helmschildkröten

Hjelmhalsvendere

2007 Wollumbinia Wells [unavailable name, according to Georges & Thompson 2010] (type species: Elseya latisternum Gray 1867)
2009 Myuchelys Thomson & Georges (type species: Elseya latisternum Gray 1867)
2013 Flaviemys Le, Reid, McCord, Naro-Maciel, Raxworthy, Amato & Georges (type species: Elseya purvisi Wells & Wellington 1985; syn. Spinks, Georges & Shaffer 2015)

Contents: 4 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously placed in Elseya.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland).

Myuchelys bellii

Western Sawshelled Turtle, Bald Rock Creek Turtle, (Bell's Turtle)

Westliche Helmschildkröte

Vestlig Hjelmhalsvender

1844 Phrynops bellii Gray
Elseya bellii Cann 1998
Wollumbinia bellii Wells 2007
Elseya latisternum bellii Artner 2008
Myuchelys bellii Thomson & Georges 2009
2002 Elseya dorriani Wells (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)
Wollumbinia bellii dorriani Wells 2007

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Myuchelys georgesi

Bellinger River Sawshelled Turtle, (Georges' Short-necked Turtle, Georges' Helmeted Turtle, Georges' Turtle)

Bellinger-Helmschildkröte

Bellinger-hjelmhalsvender

1997 Elseya georgesi Cann
Elseya latisternum georgesi Artner 2008
Wollumbinia georgesi Wells 2007
Myuchelys georgesi Thomson & Georges 2009

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales).


Myuchelys latisternum

Common Sawshelled Turtle, Serrated Snapping Turtle, Saw-shelled Turtle

Gewöhnliche Helmschildkröte

Almindelig Hjelmhalsvender

1867 Elseya latisternum Gray
Emydura latisternum Boulenger 1889
Wollumbinia latisternum Wells 2007
Myuchelys latisternum Thomson & Georges 2009
1871 Euchelymys spinosa Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Elseya spinosa Gray 1872
Wollumbinia spinosa Wells 2009
2009 Wollumbinia dorsii Wells (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland).


Myuchelys latisternum
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Myuchelys purvisi

Manning River Sawshelled Turtle, Manning River Helmeted Turtle, (Purvis' Turtle)

Manning River-Schildkröte

Manning-hjelmhalsvender

1985 Elseya purvisi Wells & Wellington
Elseya latisternum purvisi Artner 2008
Wollumbinia purvisi Wells 2007
Myuchelys purvisi Thomson & Georges 2009
Flaviemys purvisi Le, Reid, McCord, Naro-Maciel, Raxworthy, Amato & Georges 2013

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of latisternum (e.g., Iverson 1992). Reassigned to Myuchelys by Spinks, Georges & Shaffer (2015).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales).