EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Pelusios sinuatus


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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Pelomedusidae (Afro-American Side-necked Turtles)
subfamily.......no_subfamily
genus...............Pelusios (African Hinged Terrapins)
species..............Pelusios sinuatus (East African Serrated Mud Turtle)
Original Description
Smith 1838 : Plate 1
Holotype
RSM 1859.13.1684
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]
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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