Chelodina oblonga

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Chelodina oblonga


Taxonavigation: Chelidoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Infraordo: Pan-Pleurodira
Subordo: Pleurodira
Superfamilia: Chelidoidea

Familia: Chelidae
Subfamilia: Chelodininae
Genus: Chelodina
Subgenus: Macrochelodina
Species: Chelodina oblonga


  • Chelodina oblonga Gray 1841: 434, 446.
    • Type locality: Western Australia.
    • Lectotype: BMNH 1947.3.5.89 (set by Shea et al. 2020)
    • Paralectotype: OUMNH 02584 (set by Shea et al. 2020)


  • Chelodina oblonga Gray 1841: 434, 446.
    • Chelodina colliei Gray 1856: 267. Synonymy by Boulenger (1889).
    • Macrochelodina oblonga Wells & Wellington 1985: 9.
    • Macrodiremys oblonga McCord & Joseph-Ouni 2007a: 57.
    • Chelodina (Macrodiremys) colliei Georges & Thomson 2010: 19.
    • Chelodina (Macrodiremys) colliei TTWG 2014: 430.
    • Chelodina colliei Cogger 2014: 243.
    • Chelodina (Macrodiremys) colliei TTWG 2017: 193.
    • Chelodina colliei Kehlmaier et al. 2019: 6.
    • Chelodina (Macrochelodina) oblonga Shea et al. 2020.


  • Gray, J.E., (1841) A Catalogue of the Species of Reptiles and Amphibia hitherto described as inhabiting Australia, with a description of some New Species from Western Australia, and some remarks on their geographical distribution. In: Grey, G. Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-west and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39, Under the Authority of Her Majesty’s Government. Vol. 2. T. and W. Boone, London, 28 pp., 8 pls. [pp. 422–449, pls. 1–8]
  • Georges, A. & Thomson, S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1–37. Preview PDF Reference page
  • Thomson, S.A. 2000. The identification of the holotype of Chelodina oblonga (Testudines: Chelidae) with a discussion of taxonomic implications. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:745–749. download
  • Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B. & Bour, R.) 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(7):000.329–479 Reference page
  • Shea, G., Thomson, S. & Georges, A. 2020. The identity of Chelodina oblonga Gray 1841 (Testudines: Chelidae) reassessed. Zootaxa 4779(3): 419–437. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4779.3.9. PDF
  • TTWG (Turtle Taxonomy Working Group) 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8: 1–472. DOI: 10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021.PDF Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

čeština: Dlouhokrčka oblá
English: Oblong turtle