Parker's snake-necked turtle

Parker's snake-necked turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Chelidae
Subfamily: Chelodininae
Genus: Chelodina
Subgenus: (Macrochelodina)
Species: C. parkeri
Binomial name
Chelodina parkeri
Rhodin & Mittermeier, 1976
  • Chelodina parkeri
    Rhodin & Mittermeier, 1976
  • Macrochelodina parkeri
    — Iverson, Thomson & Georges, 2001
  • Chelodina (Macrochelodina) parkeri
    — Georges & Thomson, 2010

Parker's snake-necked turtle (Chelodina parkeri ) is a species of turtle in the family Chelidae.


The specific name, parkeri, is in honor of Australian naturalist Fred Parker (born 1941).[3]

Geographic range

C. parkeri is found in West Papua in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


  1. Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 336. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  2. "Chelodina parkeri ". The Reptile Database.
  3. Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Chelodina parkeri, p. 200).

Further reading

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