Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Part of the genus Emydura, in the family Chelidae, are the Australian short-necked turtles known as the Diamond Head Turtle (Emydura subglobosa worrelli).

One of the important features to note are the colour of the eyes where this species have the leading and trailing eye spots.

Found in the Northern Territory and Queensland, the Diamond Head Turtle is also known as the Worrell’s Short-necked Turtle and the Worrell’s Turtle.


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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Testudines
  • Suborder: Pleurodira
  • Family: Chelidae
  • Genus: Emydura
  • Species: E. subglobosa
  • Binomial name: Emydura subglobosa
  • Synonyms:
    Emydura subglobosa subglobosa
    Euchelymys subglobosa
    Emydura albertisii
    Tropicochelymys goodei
    Emydura subglobosa worrelli
    Tropicochelymys worrelli