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Chelidae (Austro-American side-necked turtles)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Chelidae are one of three living families of the turtle suborder Pleurodira and are commonly called the Austro-South American side-neck turtles. The family is distributed in Australia, New Guinea, parts of Indonesia, and throughout most of South America. It is a large family of turtles with a significant fossil history dating back to the Cretaceous. The family is entirely Gondwanan in origin, with no members found outside of Gondwana, either in the present day or as a fossil.
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Genus

Acanthochelys (South American side-necked swamp turtles) (4)   (1)
Chelodina (snake-necked turtles) (15)   (2)
Elseya (Australian snapping turtles) (9)
Elusor (Mary River tortoise) (1)   (1)
Emydura (Australian short-necked turtles) (4)
Flaviemys (1)
Hydromedusa (South American snake-necked turtle) (2)
Mesoclemmys (Snake-necked turtle) (10)   (2)
Myuchelys (3)   (1)
Phrynops (toad-headed turtles) (4)
Platemys (twisted-necked turtles) (1)
Pseudemydura (western swamp turtles) (1)   (1)
Rheodytes (Fitzroy river turtles) (1)
Rhinemys (Side-necked turtle) (1)

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