EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios seychellensis
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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 seychellensis (Seychelles Mud Turtle)
range of species Pelusios seychellensis
approximate range
Original Description Siebenrock 1906a : 38
Type Locality "Seychelles"; restricted to "Seychelles; Mahé" by Siebenrock (1909b:362); erroneously listed as "Gloriosa Island, Seychelles" by Loveridge (1941:493), Laurent (1965:29), and Iverson (1986b:248), as "Gloriosa Island, Seychellen" by Wermuth and Mertens (1961:291) and as "Insel Gloriosa, Seychelles" by Wermuth and Mertens (1977:117).
Syntypes (3 specimens) ZMH R00982; ZMH R00983; NMW 13247 (listed as type by Broadley 1981b:655 and as lectotype by Bour 1983:353).
Original name Sternothaerus nigricans seychellensis
Common name Seychelles Mud Turtle
Distribution Seychelles Islands; known only from the syntypes
Comments Reviewed by Bour (1983). Considered synonymous with P. castaneus by Wermuth and Mertens (1977:117).
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