Chelodina colliei — Oblong Turtle
Some other names for this species:
This species has suffered through many classifications over the years, including Chelodina oblonga, Macrochelodina kuchlingi, Chelodina siebenrocki, and several others.
I got a quick glimpse of this turtle as it vanished downward into the muddy bottom of the Swan River. It did not stick around for a photo session.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Western Australia.
- Bush, B., Maryan, B., Browne-Cooper, R., Robinson, D. 1995. A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2003. Reptiles of Australia