EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios gabonensis
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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 gabonensis (African Forest Turtle)
range of species Pelusios gabonensis
approximate range
Original Description Duméril 1856 : 373
Type Locality "Gabon"
Holotype MNHN 4137
Original name Pentonyx gabonensis
Common name African Forest Turtle
Distribution Liberia to Zaire and Uganda to western Tanzania
Comments Reviewed by Bour (1983).
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