Northern Long-necked Turtle - Chelodina oblonga
Also known as Northern Snake-necked Turtle, Chelodina oblonga (Testudines - Chelidae), formerly named C. rugosa, is a freshwater turtle native to Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia), Indonesia (Papua), and Papua New Guinea (Southern).
This turtle is striking by its long, thick neck, which reaches more than 75% of the length of the carapace.
Chelodina oblonga is a fast-growing, carnivorous turtle that exhibits a suite of adaptations for life in unpredictable seasonally ephemeral habitats. Most notable are the habit of nesting underwater, and the ability to depress metabolic rate and thus conserve energy reserves during long periods of underground aestivation.
Note: According with the latest publication (June 2014) of the Turtle Taxonomy Working Group of the IUCN, Chelodina rugosa has been synonymized with Chelodina oblonga.
Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: Near southern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia (2012)
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↳ “It’s a dance, a dance no one ever had to teach me. A dance I’ve known since I first saw my reflection in my father’s eyes. My partners have been princes and starving artists, Greek gods and clowns. And every one of them certain they lead. But it’s always my dance. I make the first move, which is no move at all. I’ve always just understood that they will eventually find themselves in front of me. Primitive, beautiful animals. Their bodies responding to the inevitability of it all. It’s my dance and I have performed it with finesse and abandon with countless partners. Only the faces change. And all this time, I never suspected the night would come when the dance would end.”
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