Senegal flapshell turtle

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Senegal flapshell turtle
Underside of shell
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Cyclanorbis
Species: C. senegalensis
Binomial name
Cyclanorbis senegalensis
(Duméril & Bibron, 1835)
  • Cryptopus senegalensis Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Emyda senegalensis Gray, 1844
  • Cyclanorbis petersii Gray, 1854
  • Cyclanosteus petersii Gray, 1856
  • Cycloderma senegalense Duméril, 1860 (ex errore)
  • Cycloderma petersii Strauch, 1862
  • Cyclanosteus senegalensis Gray, 1864
  • Tetrathyra baikii Gray, 1865
  • Tetrathyra vaillantii Rochebrune, 1884
  • Cyclanorbis senegalensis Boulenger, 1889

The Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, and Togo.


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