Australian Museum Journal The osteology of the New Guinea turtle (Carettochelys insculpta, Ramsay)

Shortform:
Waite, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 110–118
Author(s):
Waite, Edgar R.
Year published:
1905
Title:
The osteology of the New Guinea turtle (Carettochelys insculpta, Ramsay)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Start page:
110
End page:
118
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.994
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxiv–xxvii
Date published:
15 September 1905
Cover date:
15 September 1905
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
06 August 2009
Reference number:
994
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (83kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2417kb PDF)

Abstract

Since first described by Dr. E. P. Ramsay in 1886, the New Guinea turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, has excited considerable interest and provoked much speculation as to its systematic position. Hitherto the species, which as far as ascertained i,; the sole living representative of the genus and family, was known only from the type and two imperfect skulls; the latter described by Dr. G. A. Boulenger as ornaments or charms attached to a dancing stick, from the Fly River,British New Guinea.

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