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Purvis' turtle

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Wollumbinia purvisi - Wells & Wellington, 1985
Pronunciation  WOLL-umm-BIN-ee-ah  
Etymology  Wollumbinia: after Wollumbin ('cloud catcher'), the Aboriginal name for Mount Warning.
purvisi: "Named for Malcolm Purvis of North Sydney, New South Wales, noted herpetologist."1
Other names  Elseya purvisi 
Carapace length
Species avg: 23 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Manning River drainage area, mid north coast of New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales


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