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Yellow-bellied snapping turtle

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Elseya flaviventralis - Thomson & Georges, 2016
Pronunciation  ELL-see-ah   FLAH-vee-ven-TRAHL-iss
Etymology  Elseya: possibly after someone called Elsey.1
flaviventralis: "The name flaviventralis comes from a combination of the Latin words flavus, meaning yellow, and ventralis, meaning ventral surface or belly. This is a reference to consistent cream or yellow coloring of the plastron in this species that distinguishes it from its nearest relative (both phylogenetically and geographically) Elseya dentata, which always has some degree of black coloration on the plastron." (Thompson & Georges 2016)
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Oviparous
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Range

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory

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