Fossil chelid turtles of Australia
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Fossil chelid turtles of Australia by Eugene S. Gaffney

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Published by American Museum of Natural History in New York, N.Y .
Written in English



  • Australia.


  • Turtles, Fossil.,
  • Paleontology -- Miocene.,
  • Paleontology -- Australia.

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Edition Notes

StatementEugene S. Gaffney.
SeriesAmerican Museum novitates ;, no. 2681
LC ClassificationsQL1 .A436 no. 2681, QE862.D5 .A436 no. 2681
The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. :
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4131197M
LC Control Number80108473

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Freshwater Turtles of Australia is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive update of John Cann's highly respected Australian Freshwater Turtles (). It reviews new information on the biology of Australian chelid turtles, presents recent perspectives and insights into their history and taxonomy, and provides an introduction to the. A review of the fossil turtles of Australia. American Museum novitates ; no. As is the case with the Recent turtle fauna, the side-necked chelids are the most common and most widespread fossil turtles. With the possible exception of the poorly known Cretaceous Chelycarapookus, the meiolaniids are the only major group present in the. A new species of Chelodina (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) is described from Roti Island, west of Timor, East Nusa Tenggara Province, in the southeastern Indonesian Archipelago. The species is endemic to Roti, a small and relatively xeric island. It is most similar and most closely related to Chelodina phtchardi from Papua New Guinea and C. longicollis from Australia, less closely related. Chelid turtles from the Miocene freshwater limestones of Riversleigh Station, northwestern Queensland, Australia. American Museum novitates ; ; no. displays best on an iPad, but may work on other devices that format. Download directly to your device’s book reader (e.g., iBooks) or drag into your e-books collection on.

synthesis of fossil turtles of Australia (Gaffney fig.5). Part of the newly collected material has been mentioned as “chelid material” and figured by Rix (). Study of the new material in this paper shows that the Redbank Plains turtles are chelids, belonging to at least five taxa. Other possibly Eocene chelid material from. Book. Full-text available. (Lortet, ) (Delfino et al., ), variation in the neural formula of chelid turtles from Australia and New Fossils and the distribution of chelid turtles. With increasing knowledge of the morphology of Australian chelid turtles and majorchanges in taxonomy it has become necessary to assign, where possible, the fossil speciesdescribed last century by.   Although the fossil material is fragmentary, it preserves enough characteristics to be identified as belonging to two taxa: (1) a giant tortoise of the genus Chelonoidis, the most abundant extant and fossil South American tortoise genus (de la Fuente et al., ); and (2) a taxon conferred to Acanthochelys, a chelid genus with abundant current.

Elseya is a genus of large side-necked turtles, commonly known as Australian snapping turtles, in the family Chelidae. Species in the genus Elseya are found in river systems in northern and northeastern Australia and throughout the river systems of New Guinea. They are identified by the presence of alveolar ridges on the triturating surfaces of the mouth and the presence of a complex bridge strut.   Abstract. Aspects of the phylogeny of pleurodiran turtles are contentious, particularly within the Chelidae. Morphological analyses group the long-necked Australasian Chelodina and the long-necked South American Chelus and Hydromedusa into a single clade, suggesting a common derived origin of the long neck and associated habits that predated the separation of Australia from South . Australian chelid turtles: reproductive patterns in wide-ranging taxa. In ‘Biology of Australasian Frogs and Reptiles’. (Eds G. Grigg, R. Shine and H. Ehmann.) pp. – (Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Sydney.) Legler, J. M., and Cann, J. (). A new genus and species of chelid turtle from Queensland, Australia. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. For each of the species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in most cases, a colour photograph of the living animal. The book.