Elseya schultzei
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Genus: Elseya
Subgenus: Hanwarachelys
Species:
E. schultzei
Binomial name
Elseya schultzei
(T. Vogt, 1911)[2]
Synonyms[3]
  • Emydura schultzei
    T. Vogt 1911[2]
  • Elseya schultzei
    TTWG, 2014
  • Elsya (Hanwarachelys) schultzei
    Thomson et al., 2015

Elseya schultzei, commonly known as Schultze's snapping turtle, is a species of chelid turtle endemic to northern New Guinea.[4]

Etymology

The specific name, schultzei, is in honor of German ethnographer Leonhard Schultze-Jena.[5]

Taxonomy

E. schultzei has been largely considered as the same species as Elseya novaeguineae. However, recent studies such as Todd et al. (2013) and Georges et al. (2014) have shown that the species is distinct. Therefore, in their recent revision of the New Guinea Elseya the species was resurrected and restricted to the regions north of the Central Ranges of New Guinea.[3]

Geographic range

E. schulzei is found in New Guinea and Indonesia to the north of the central mountain ranges. It is separated geographically from Elseya novaeguineae, which is only found in West Irian, Indonesia, to the west of the central range and from Elseya rhodini which is only found to the south of the central ranges.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk PP, Iverson JB, Rhodin AGJ, Shaffer HB, Bour R]. 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. In: Rhodin AGJ, Pritchard PCH, van Dijk PP, Saumure RA, Buhlmann KA, Iverson JB, Mittermeier RA (Editors). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs 5 (7): 000.329–479., doi:10.3854/ crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014.
  2. ^ a b Vogt, Theodor. 1911. "Reptilien und Amphibien aus Neu-Guinea". Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft der Naturforschender Freunde, Berlin 9: 410–414. (Emydura schultzei, new species).
  3. ^ a b c Thomson, S., Amepou, Y., Anamiato, J. & Georges, A. 2015. A new species and subgenus of Elseya (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from New Guinea. Zootaxa 4006(1):59-82. Preview (PDF)
  4. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R. Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P.]. 2017. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Pritchard, P.C.H., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs 7:1–292. doi:10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017.
  5. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Elseya schultzei, p. 238).