EMYSystem Species Page: Pelusios upembae
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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 upembae (Upemba Mud Turtle)
range of species Pelusios upembae
approximate range
Original Description Broadley 1981b : 667
Type Locality "Kanonga River, tributary of the right bank of the Fungwe River (695 m), Upemba National Park, Shaba Province, Zaire"
Holotype TMP 38178
Original name Pelusios bechuanicus upembae
Common name Upemba Mud Turtle
Distribution Region of the type locality in Zaire
Comments Elevated to species status by Bour (1983).
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