EMYSystem Species Page: Cyclanorbis elegans
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Cyclanorbinae (Flapshell Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Cyclanorbis (Sub-saharan Flapshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Cyclanorbis elegans (Nubian Flapshell Turtle)
range of species Cyclanorbis elegans
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1869a : 222
Type Locality "Africa"; restricted to "Niger River drainage in West Africa" by Webb (1975:349)
Syntypes (5 specimens) BMNH 1946.1.22.15; BMNH 1947.3.6.26; BMNH 1947.3.6.27; BMNH 1947.3.6.28; BMNH 1947.3.6.29; BMNH 1946.1.22.15 designated lectotype by Webb 1975:348.
Original name Baikiea elegans
Common name Nubian Flapshell Turtle
Distribution Ghana to Sudan
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957) and Meylan (1987).
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