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Table 2 Sampling sites for E. irwini eDNA detection along the Burdekin, Bowen and Broken River catchments

From: Environmental DNA analysis confirms extant populations of the cryptic Irwin’s turtle within its historical range

Catchment Site name Latitude (°S) Longitude (°E) Collection date Site access Sampling carried out by
Burdekin The Rocksa [1] 19.7036 147.2919 21/09/2020 Road RDMW
Bogie Riverb [2] 20.0515 147.3643 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Millarooa [3] 20.0552 147.2902 21/09/2020 Road RDMW
Expedition Pass Creekb [4] 20.1512 147.2744 21/09/2020 Road RDMW
Dalbega [5] 20.2775 147.3083 21/09/2020 Road RDMW
Johnny Cake Roada [6] 20.2792 147.3103 28/04/2021 Road BRU
Burdekin and Bowen junctiona [7] 20.4041 147.3186 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Blue Valley 1a [8] 20.4125 147.3469 22/09/2020 Road RDMW
Blue Valley 2a [9] 20.4042 147.3606 22/09/2020 Road RDMW
Gorge Weir 1a,c [10] 20.4728 147.2922 22/09/2020 Road RDMW
Gorge Weir 2a,c [11] 20.4736 147.2897 28/04/2021 Road BRU
Burdekin Falls Dam downstream 1a [12] 20.5264 147.2837 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Burdekin Falls Dam downstream 2a [13] 20.5636 147.2372 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Bowen Terrible Creeka [14] 20.4522 147.3917 23/09/2020 Road RDMW
  Terrible Creek upstreama [15] 20.4573 147.4041 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Riverviewa [16] 20.4597 147.5142 23/09/2020 Road RDMW
Bowen River Hotela [17] 20.5308 147.5563 23/09/2020 Road RDMW
Bowen River Hotel upstreama [18] 20.5507 147.5625 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Pelican Creekb [19] 20.5539 147.6178 28/04/2021 Road BRU
Myuna 1a [20] 20.5602 147.5864 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Myuna 2a [21] 20.5872 147.6043 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Birraleea [22] 20.6778 147.6719 23/09/2020 Road RDMW
Bowen Developmental Roada [23] 20.7547 147.8553 24/09/2020 Road RDMW
Exmoor Roada [24] 20.7489 147.9672 24/09/2020 Road RDMW
Broken Broken Rivera [25] 20.8314 148.1140 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Mount Sugarloafa [26] 20.8306 148.1786 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Grant Creekb [27] 20.8406 148.2649 29/04/2021 Road BRU
Urannah Creek 1b [28] 20.9055 148.4377 29/04/2021 Road BRU
Urannah Creek 2b [29] 20.9006 148.4381 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Urannah Creek 3b [30] 20.8952 148.4470 29/04/2021 Road BRU
Urannah Creek 4b [31] 20.8891 148.4521 29/04/2021 Road BRU
Urannah Creek 5b [32] 20.8973 148.4711 16/12/2020 Helicopter JCU
Massey Gorgeb [33] 21.0267 148.4200 30/04/2021 Road BRU
Blenheimb [34] 21.0681 148.2122 24/09/2020 Road RDMW
Old Racecourseb [35] 21.1939 148.4472 24/09/2020 Road RDMW
Resorta [36] 21.1664 148.5014 24/09/2020 Road RDMW
Bee Creekb (37) 21.1133 148.4522 30/04/2021 Road BRU
  1. Numbers in brackets next to site name indicate the site number in Fig. 1. Institutions carrying out field sampling were the Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Queensland (RDMW); James Cook University (JCU) and Bowen River Utilities (BRU)
  2. aSites located on the main river channel; bsites located on a tributary; csites located on a weir