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1 June 2002 A New Species of Chelodina (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from Northern Australia
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A new species of long-necked turtle from the Chelodina longicollis group is described from northern Australia; the species Chelodina novaeguineae is restricted to southern New Guinea. The new species differs from its New Guinea counterpart in being a larger species with a broader shell and wider plastron, the skull having paired premaxillae and a narrower parietal ridge, having a single frontal bone, posteriorly partially dividing the parietals, in the form and relationship to the pterygoids of the vomer, and a narrower crista paroccipitalis.

William P. McCord and Scott A. Thomson "A New Species of Chelodina (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from Northern Australia," Journal of Herpetology 36(2), 255-267, (1 June 2002). https://doi.org/10.1670/0022-1511(2002)036[0255:ANSOCT]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 1 October 2001; Published: 1 June 2002
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