EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios nanus
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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 nanus (African Dwarf Mud Turtle)
range of species Pelusios nanus
approximate range
Original Description Laurent 1956 : 31
Type Locality "Dilolo, Haut Lualaba" [= Shaba Province, Belgian Congo (= Zaire)]
Holotype MRAC 7833
Original name Pelusios nanus
Common name African Dwarf Mud Turtle
Distribution Angola, Zaire, and Zambia
Comments Considered synonymous with P. adansonii by Wermuth and Mertens (1961:287, and 1977:166). Reviewed by Bour (1983).
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