Chelodina pritchardi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chelodina pritchardi
Species Authority: Rhodin, 1994
Common Name/s:
English Pritchard's Snake-necked Turtle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2e ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group
Reviewer/s: Buhlmann, K., Rhodin, A. & van Dijk, P.P. (Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Red List Authority)
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Papua New Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Terrestrial nest sites
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is the only endemic turtle in Papua New Guinea and restricted to a small range close to an urban center. It is illegally exported to the international pet market where it commands high prices due to its status as a distinct, restricted-range endemic.
Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Chelodina pritchardi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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