EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios adansonii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Pelomedusidae (Afro-American Side-necked Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Pelusios (African Hinged Terrapins)
SpeciesSpecies Pelusios adansonii (Adanson's Mud Turtle)
range of species Pelusios adansonii
approximate range
Original Description Schweigger 1812 : 308
Type Locality "Nigritia"; restricted to "Cap Vert" by Duméril and Bibron (1835:394) and to "Cape Verde, Senegal" by Loveridge (1941:483)
Holotype MNHN 7972
Original name Emys adansonii
Common name Adanson's Mud Turtle
Distribution Central Africa from Senegal to Sudan
Comments Reviewed by Bour (1983). Kenyan (Lake Turkana) populations (Wood, 1984), previously included in this species, have been described as Pelusios broadleyi (Bour, 1986a).
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