EMYSystem Species Page: Cycloderma frenatum
home introduction world turtle database conservation resources contact us  
OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Cyclanorbinae (Flapshell Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Cycloderma (Central African Flapshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Cycloderma frenatum (Zambezi Flapshell Turtle)
range of species Cycloderma frenatum
approximate range
Original Description Peters 1854 : 216
Type Locality "im fluminibus Zambeze et Licuare ... Tette et Sena..., in terra Boror" [Zambesi River, Mozambique]
Syntypes (6 specimens) ZMB 47; ZMB 49; ZMB 50; ZMB 4815; ZMB 8243; ZMB 8432
Original name Cycloderma frenatum
Common name Zambezi Flapshell Turtle
Distribution Rufiji river basin in Tanzania to the Save river basin in Mozambique and southeastern Zimbabwe
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957) and Meylan (1987).
      Note - informational or help links appear in red.  
      Additional Resources  
Images Maps Other Resources
images maps resources
Copyright © 2000 The Terra Cognita Laboratory