EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios bechuanicus
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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 bechuanicus (Okavango Mud Turtle)
range of species Pelusios bechuanicus
approximate range
Original Description FitzSimons 1932 : 37
Type Locality "Thamalakane River at Maun, Ngamiland" [Botswana]
Holotype TMP 14688
Original name Pelusios bechuanicus
Common name Okavango Mud Turtle
Distribution Angola and Namibia to Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe
Comments Reviewed by Broadley (1981b) and Bour (1983).
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