Turtles

hhslogo1Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines

Suborder: Pleurodira, Cryptodira, Amphichelydia

 

 

 

 


Turtles in Australia consist of:

  • Hard-shelled Sea turtles - Family Cheloniidae - 5 species in Aust
  • Leathery Sea Turtle – Family Dermochelyidae - 1 species
  • Side-necked Freshwater Turtles – Cheluidae - 26 described species in Aust
  • Pig Nosed Turtle – Family Carettochelydidae - 1 species

 

 

Eastern Long-necked Turtle

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