African dwarf mud turtle

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African dwarf mud turtle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Pelomedusidae
Genus: Pelusios
Species: P. nanus
Binomial name
Pelusios nanus[1][2]
Laurent, 1965[1][2]
  • Pelusios adansonii nanus – Wermuth & Mertens, 1977
  • Pelusios adansoni nanus – Obst, 1985

The African dwarf mud turtle (Pelusios nanus) is a species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family. It is endemic to Africa, in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Zambia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Rhodin 2011, p. 000.215.
  2. ^ a b c Fritz 2007, p. 348.