Adanson’s mud turtle
|Adanson’s mud turtle|
It is found in Benin, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, and Sudan. Adanson's mud turtle does not seem to be under any threat for becoming an endangered species.
Adanson's mud turtle is a medium-sized turtle that lives in freshwater. The turtle's shell can grow up to 238 mm and is known to be sharp and rigid. The shell also has dark brown spots and dashes. The ventral part of the shell is yellow.
A refuge for Adanson's mud turtle has taken place in the wetland area on the northwest side of Guiers Lake in northern Senegal and it covers about 750 acres. It is the first refuge of its kind that is dedicated to the conservation of Adanson's mud turtle and its nesting and foraging habits. It was created with the help of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA Africa) and the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection of Senegal.
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- Pelusios adansonii (Schweigger 1812) – Adanson's mud turtle
- Data related to Pelusios adansonii at Wikispecies
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