Taxon profile


African Mud Turtle
Pelusios subniger (Lacépède, 1789)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Testudines »  family Pelomedusidae - side-necked turtles »  genus Pelusios

Other names

= East African Black Mud Terrapin

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Pelusios subniger parietalis Bour, 1983
subspecies Pelusios subniger subniger (Lacépède, 1788)

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [41602]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Pelusios subniger (Lacépède, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Reptile Database - Search [genus=Pelusios&species=subniger]

Reptile Database - Search [] [as Pelusios subniger (LACÉPÈDE, 1789)]
Data retrieved on: 21 December 2013
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Pelusios subniger (Lacép?de, 1788)]

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