Chelodina kuchlingi Cann, 1997

Kuchling's long-necked turtle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing or extinct (Low & Booth, 2023)

Last record: 1974 (Kuchling, 2020)



Parry Creek, lower Ord River floodplain, eastern Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cann, John. (1997). Kuchlings long-neck turtle, Chelodina kuchlingi sp. nov. Monitor: Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society 9(1): 41-44.


Other references:

Garnett, Stephen T., Hayward-Brown, Brittany K. et al. (2022). Australia's most imperilled vertebrates. Biological Conservation 270: 109561.

Kuchling, G. (2020). Revised Type Locality and Distribution of the Data Deficient Chelodina kuchlingi and a Review of its Status as a Distinct Species. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 19(1): 48-57.

Low, Tim and Booth, Carol. (2023). GONE: Australian animals extinct since the 1960s. Invasive Species Council Inc.


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