Fly River Turtle   TURTLE

Scientific Name:
Carettochelys insculpta
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
New Guinea Plateless Turtle, Pig-nosed Turtle, Pitted-shell Turtle
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
VU-IUCN: 2000
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

Facts Summary:
The Fly River Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "reptiles" and found in the following area(s): Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea. This species is also known by the following name(s): New Guinea Plateless Turtle, Pig-nosed Turtle, Pitted-shell Turtle.

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