Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Testudines > Chelidae > Pseudemydura > Pseudemydura umbrina

Pseudemydura umbrina (Western Swamp Turtle)

Synonyms: Emydura inspectata

Wikipedia Abstract

The western swamp turtle (Pseudemydura umbrina), also known as the western swamp tortoise, is a short-necked freshwater turtle that is the sister taxon to all other members of the subfamily Chelodininae.
View Wikipedia Record: Pseudemydura umbrina

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Pseudemydura umbrina


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Bullsbrook Australia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Perth Zoological Gardens


SW Australia (southward from Bullsbrook about 25 km to the marshy areas in the suburbs of Perth);

External References



Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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