Emydura subglobosa — Jardine River Turtle
Subspecies I've seen:
E. s. worrelli
Emydura subglobosa worrelli — Worrell’s Turtle
Just after the one rainstorm we experienced on our trip to Australias Top End, we rushed over to Fogg Dam to see whether the rain would bring out some more wildlife. Sure enough, we saw two of these turtles lumbering around on the ground, after seeing none on earlier rain-free visits. Thanks to Scott Thomson on iNaturalist for identifying this turtle.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition