Elseya dentata


Taxonavigation: Chelidoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Infraordo: Pan-Pleurodira
Subordo: Pleurodira
Superfamilia: Chelidoidea

Familia: Chelidae
Subfamilia: Chelodininae
Genus: Elseya
Subgenus: Elseya
Species: Elseya dentata


  • Elseya (Elseya) denata (Gray, 1863) sec. Thomson at al. 2015
    • Type locality: Beagle's Valley, Upper Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia.
    • Lectotype: BMNH 1947.3.6.2, Paralectotype: 1947.3.6.3 (Thomson et al. 2015)


  • Chelymys dentata Gray 1863, syntypes, BMNH 1947.3.6.3 (probably the holotype), BMNH 1947.3.6.2,
    • Chelymys elseyi Gray 1864, nomen nudum following Fritz and Havaš (2007).
    • Elseya dentata Gray 1867. First use of combination.
    • Chelymys elseya Gray 1870, nomen nudum following Wermuth and Mertens (1961).
    • Elseya intermedia Gray 1872, holotype, BMNH 1947.3.4.14, from upper part of Victoria River, NT, Australia. Synonymy follows that of Cogger et al. (1983).
    • Elseya (Elseya) dentata Thomson at al. 2015


  • Georges, A. & Thomson, S. 2010. Diversity of Australasian freshwater turtles, with an annotated synonymy and keys to species. Zootaxa 2496: 1–37. Preview PDF Reference page
  • Gray, J.E. 1863. On the species of Chelymys from Australia, with the description of a new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 3(12):98-99
  • Gray, J.E. 1864. On the genera of Chelydidae and the characters furnished by the study of their skulls. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1864, 128–135.
  • Gray, J.E. 1867. Description of a new Australian tortoise (Elseya latisternum). Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 20, 43–45.
  • Gray, J.E. 1870. Supplement to the catalogue of shield reptiles in the collection of the British Museum. Part I. Testudinata (tortoises). British Museum, London.
  • Gray, J.E. 1872. On the genus Chelymys and its allies from Australia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1872, 504–514.
  • 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. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4006.1.3. Preview (PDF) Reference page
  • ZooBank: 704E304D-9B55-495A-B301-113D269A3275

Vernacular names

čeština: Krátkokrčka zoubkovaná
English: Northern snapping turtle