Meiolania sp. nov. 'Wyandotte'

Wyandotte giant horned turtle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Meiolania cf. M. platyceps (Gaffney and McNamara, 1990)


Conservation Status


Last record: c. 43,000 BC



Queensland, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Gaffney, Eugene S. and McNamara, Greg. (1990). A meiolaniid turtle from the Pleistocene of northern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (Proceedings of the De Vis Symposium) 28(1): 107-113.

Turtle Extinctions Working Group et al. (2015). Turtles and Tortoises of the World During the Rise and Global Spread of Humanity: First Checklist and Review of Extinct Pleistocene and Holocene Chelonians. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5: 1-66.


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