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Sandstone long-necked turtle

sandstone long-necked turtle (Chelodina burrungandjii)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
Chelodina burrungandjii - Thomson, Kennett & Georges, 2000
Pronunciation  KE-loh-DEE-nah  
Etymology  Chelodina: 'little tortoise'.
Other names  Macrochelodina burrungandjii 
Carapace length
Species avg: 26.6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Restricted to Arnhem Land plateau.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory


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