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Namoi River Turtle
Physical description
Binomial nameMyuchelys belli
HabitatFreshwater
LifespanUnknown
Average Size16 cm
Average weight1.0 kgs
DietOmnivore
Conservational Status
StatusEN
IUCN statusIUCN 3.1
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
SuborderPleurodira
FamilyChelidae
SubfamilyChelodininae
GenusMyuchelys
SpeciesM. belli
Distribution
Distribution of speciesNSW, Australia

The Namoi River snapping turtle or Bell's turtle (Myuchelys belli Gray, 1844[1]), is a species of turtle in the Chelidae family. It is endemic to the upper reaches of the Namoi, Gwydir and Macdonald Rivers on the North West Slopes (New South Wales), Australia.[2]

CitationsEdit

  1. Gray, J. E. 1844. Catalogue of the Tortoises, Crocodiles and Amphibaenians in the Collection of the British Museum. London. Edward Newman. 80pp.
  2. Threatened Species of the New England Tablelands & NW Slopes of NSW, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, 2003, ISBN 0 7313 6673 5

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