|Scientific Name:||Elseya bellii|
|Species Authority:||(Gray, 1844)|
Elseya belli (Gray, 1844) [orth.error]
Elseya sp. 1
Phrynops bellii Gray, 1844
Wollumbinia bellii (Gray, 1844)
Wollumbinia bellii ssp. dorriani Wells, 2007
|Taxonomic Notes:||This taxon was listed as Elseya sp. 1 in the 1996 and 2000 IUCN Red Lists. It was incorrectly spelled Elseya belli on the IUCN Red List from 2002, but corrected in 2009 to E. bellii following Rhodin et al. (2008).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3|
|Assessor(s):||Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group|
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the headwaters of the Namoi and Gwydir Rivers, west of Armidale New South Wales, between 700 and 800 m asl. A disjunct and possibly distinct population also occurs in Bald Rock Creek, southeastern Queensland. The western boundary of the distribution coincides with where the rivers leave the escarpment before meeting the Darling River.|
Native:Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in the upper reaches and smaller tributaries of major rivers flowing through granitic bedrock. The riverbed is sandy and rocky, with small beds of aquatic vegetation. Has terrestrial nest sites.
Much of the land surrounding the rivers is used for grazing sheep and cattle. Some riparian vegetation remains in the form of numerous Eucalypts and introduced willows.
Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2016).
Rhodin, A.G.J., van Dijk, P.P. and Parham, J.P. 2008. Turtles of the world: annotated checklist of taxonomy and synonymy. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(1): 000.1-38.
|Citation:||Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 2016. Elseya bellii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40758A97265406.Downloaded on 28 August 2016.|
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