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Elusor macrurus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES CHELIDAE

Scientific Name: Elusor macrurus
Species Authority: Legler & Cann, 1994
Common Name/s:
English Mary River Turtle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The Mary River Turtle is endemic to the Mary River in south-eastern Queensland.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The Mary River Turtle occurs in flowing, well-oxygenated sections of streams. Its habitat consists of riffles (particularly productive parts of the river that are shallow with fast-flowing, aerated water) and shallow stretches alternating with deeper, flowing pools. It generally does not occur in impoundments. Has terrestrial nest sites.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Elusor macrurus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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