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Northern yellow-faced turtle

northern yellow-faced turtle (Emydura tanybaraga)
Wenlock River, Queensland
Photo © Henry Cook
Emydura tanybaraga - Cann, 1997
Pronunciation  EMM-ee-DUE-rah  
Etymology  Emydura: 'turtle-tail'.
Other names   
Carapace length
Species avg: 28 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Lowland reaches of the Finnis-Reynolds, Daly, Alligator Rivers drainages of the Northern Territory, Australia, and the rivers flowing to the east (Stewart River) and west (e.g. Mitchell River) on Cape York Peninsula. Presence in intervening rivers not well established. Unlikely to extend as far north as the Jardine River, Cape York."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland


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