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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Waite, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(2): 110–118
Author
Edgar R. Waite
Year
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
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