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Irwin's turtle

Irwin's turtle (Elseya irwini)
Broken River, Queensland
Photo © Angus McNab
Elseya irwini - Cann, 1997
Pronunciation  ELL-see-ah   ER-win-ee
Etymology  Elseya: possibly after someone called Elsey.1
irwini: "Named for Steve Irwin of Beerwah, Queensland."
Other names  yellow-headed snapping turtle
Carapace length
Species avg: 32 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Burdekin River drainage area, eastern Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



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