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South-western long-necked turtle

south-western long-necked turtle (Chelodina colliei)
Darling Range, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Chelodina colliei - Gray, 1856
Pronunciation  KE-loh-DEE-nah  
Etymology  Chelodina: 'little tortoise'.
colliei: after a Scottish physician and naturalist, Alexander Collie.
Other names  oblong turtle (after old scientific name)
Chelodina oblonga 
Carapace length
Species avg: 31 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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