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Elseya branderhorsti

(Elseya branderhorsti)

Description

Elseya branderhorsti (Branderhorst's snapping turtle) is a species of freshwater turtle in the family Chelidae. The species is endemic to West Papua Indonesia and Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Until recently it has been a confusing species due to its lost holotype and its sympatry with another, undescribed, species. E. branderhorsti is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN RedList in part due to its vulnerability to the Asian turtle trade.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Chelidae
Genus:Elseya
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