Elusor macrurus

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Taxonavigation: Chelidoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Stem: Parareptilia
Stem: Procolophonomorpha
Stem: Procolophonia
Stem: Pareiasauroidea
Stem: Pareiasauria

Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Pleurodira
Superfamilia: Chelidoidea

Familia: Chelidae
Subfamilia: Chelodininae
Genus: Elusor
Species: E. macrurus


  • Elusor macrurus Cann and Legler, 1994
    • Type locality: Mary River, 45.5 km south and 21.0 km west of Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (25o58'S, 152o30'E).
    • Holotype: QM J51275


  • Cann, J. and Legler, J.M. 1994. The Mary River Tortoise: A New Genus and Species of Short-necked Chelid from Queensland, Australia (Testudines: Pleurodira). Chelonian Conservation and Biology' 1(2):81–96.
  • Georges, A. and Thomson, S. 2010: Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1-37. Preview PDF reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mary River Turtle