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Gulf snapping turtle

gulf snapping turtle (Elseya lavarackorum)
NE Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory
Photo © Gina Barnett
Elseya lavarackorum - (White & Archer, 1994)
Pronunciation  ELL-see-ah   la-vor-ACK-OR-um
Etymology  Elseya: possibly after someone called Elsey.1
lavarackorum: after Jim and Sue Lavarack, discoverers of the fossil from which this species was described.
Other names  Lavarack's turtle

Emydura lavarackorum 
Carapace length
Species avg: 32 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Nicholson River drainage area, Queensland and Northern Territory.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland


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