EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios sinuatus
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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 sinuatus (East African Serrated Mud Turtle)
range of species Pelusios sinuatus
approximate range
Original Description Smith 1838 : Plate 1
Type Locality "rivers to the north of 25 south latitude" [South Africa]; restricted by Broadley (1981b:675) to "the Crocodile/Marico confluence, N. Transvaal" [Republic of South Africa]
Holotype RSM 1859.13.1684
Original name Sternothaerus sinuatus
Common name East African Serrated Mud Turtle
Distribution Eastern and southeastern Africa from southern Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and Kenya to Botswana and northeastern Rep. South Africa
Comments Reviewed by Broadley (1981b), Bour (1983), and Boycott and Bourquin (1988).
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