Chelodina murrayi

Chelodina murrayi was described from shell fragments found amongst the late Miocene Alcoota Local Fauna. This turtle is part of the Chelodina novaeguineae species group, and representes the oldest record of this species group.


Skeletal element: Epiplastron
Specimen number: NTM P5364
Significance of specimen: Holotype
Geological age: Miocene
State/territory: Northern Territory
Locality/site: Alcoota

Chelodina murrayi epiplastron NTM P5364
Epiplastron of Chelodina murrayi NTM P5364

Yates, A. M. (2013). A new species of long-necked turtle (Pleurodira: Chelidae: Chelodina) from the late Miocene Alcoota Local Fauna, Northern Territory, Australia. PeerJ1, e170.