Turkana mud turtle

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Turkana mud turtle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Pelomedusidae
Genus: Pelusios
Species: P. broadleyi
Binomial name
Pelusios broadleyi
Bour, 1986
Synonyms[2]
  • Pelusios broadleyi Bour, 1986
  • Pelusios broadlyi Wood, 2006 (ex errore)
  • Pelusios broadleyi
    Livigni, 2013[1]

Pelusios broadleyi, commonly known as the Turkana mud turtle, Broadley's mud turtle,[1] or the Lake Turkana hinged terrapin,[3] is a species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family.

Geographic range[edit]

Pelusios broadleyi is endemic to Kenya.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, broadleyi, is in honor of herpetologist Donald G. Broadley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter. (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 346. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Pelusios broadleyi, p. 39).

Further reading[edit]

  • Bour R. 1986. "Note sur Pelusios adansonii (Schweigger, 1812) et sur une nouvelle espèce affine du Kenya (Chelonii, Pelomedusidae)". Studia Geologica Salmanticensia, Studia Palaeocheloniologica 2 (2): 23-54. (Pelusios broadleyi, new species). (in French).

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