Ivory Coast mud turtle

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Ivory Coast mud turtle
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Pelomedusidae
Genus: Pelusios
Species: P. cupulatta
Binomial name
Pelusios cupulatta[1][2]
Bour and Maran, 2003[1][2]


The Ivory Coast mud turtle (Pelusios cupulatta) is a species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family. Described in 2003, it is one of the most recent of hundreds of turtle species to be described.

It is endemic to Africa, in Ivory Coast(Côte d'Ivoire), Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo[1]


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