Myuchelys purvisi

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Myuchelys purvisi


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: Myuchelys
Species: Myuchelys purvisi


  • Myuchelys purvisi (Wells & Wellington, 1985)
    • Holotype: AM R44654, adult ♀, collected by J. Legler et al. on 23 February 1973.
    • Type locality: “in a river 15km S., 32.3Km E. of Nowendoc, New South Wales (31°39′S x 152°04′E. elevation 183m)”.


  • Elseya purvisi Wells & Wellington, 1985
    • Wollumbinia purvisi (Wells, 2007: 2, 7 ('comb. nov.')
    • Myuchelys purvisi Thomson & Georges, 2009: 33
    • Flaviemys purvisi Le et al., 2013 new comb.
    • Myuchelys purvisi TTWG 2017



cited sources

  • Le, M.D. et al. 2013: Resolving the phylogenetic history of the short-necked turtles, genera Elseya and Myuchelys (Testudines: Chelidae) from Australia and New Guinea. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 68(2): 251–258. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.023 Reference page
  • Thomson, S.; Georges, A. 2009: Myuchelys gen. nov. —a new genus for Elseya latisternum and related forms of Australian freshwater turtle (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae). Zootaxa, 2053: 32–42. Abstract & excerpt
  • Wells, R.W. 2007: Some taxonomic and nomenclatural considerations on the class Reptilia in Australia. A new genus of the family Chelidae from eastern Australia. Australian biodiversity record, 2007(3): 1–13. ISSN: 1325-2992 PDF
  • Wells, R.W.; Wellington, C.R. 1985: A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian journal of herpetology (supplementary series), 1: 1–61.

Additional references


Vernacular names

čeština: Krátkokrčka Purvisova
English: Manning River snapping turtle, Manning River Turtle, Purvis' Turtle