EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios chapini
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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 chapini (Central African Mud Turtle)
range of species Pelusios chapini
approximate range
Original Description Laurent 1965 : 21
Type Locality "Kasenyi, Lake Albert, Bunia Terr., Ituri, Congo" [= Zaire]
Holotype MRAC 20937
Original name Pelusios castaneus chapini
Common name Central African Mud Turtle
Distribution Uganda, Zaire and Rep. Congo
Comments Considered a synonym of Pelusios castaneus by Wermuth and Mertens (1977:117). Reviewed by Bour (1983).
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