EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios niger
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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 niger (West African Black Turtle)
range of species Pelusios niger
approximate range
Original Description Duméril and Bibron 1835 : 397
Type Locality "Madagascar" (in error)
Holotype MNHN 8954
Original name Sternotherus niger
Common name West African Black Turtle
Distribution Sierra Leone and Liberia to Gabon
Comments Reviewed by Bour (1983).
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