EMYSystem Species Page: Trionyx triunguis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Trionyx (African Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Trionyx triunguis (African Softshell Turtle)
range of species Trionyx triunguis
approximate range
Original Description Forskål 1775 : ix
Type Locality "In Nilo rarior" [= Nile River]
Holotype Lost, according to R. G. Webb pers. comm.
Original name Testudo triunguis
Common name African Softshell Turtle
Distribution Southern Turkey south to Africa from Senegal to Angola to Somalia to Egypt
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957) and Meylan (1987).
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