African forest turtle

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African forest turtle
African forest turtle.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Pelomedusidae
Genus: Pelusios
P. gabonensis
Binomial name
Pelusios gabonensis

Pentonyx gabonensis - Duméril, 1856
Pelomedusa gabonensis – Strauch, 1862
Pentonyx gaboonensis - Gray (ex errore), 1863
Pelomedusa gabonica - Peters (ex errore), 1864
Sternothaerus gabonensis – Bocage, 1866
Sternothaerus steindachneri - Siebenrock, 1902
Pelusios gabonensis – Schmidt, 1919

The African forest turtle (Pelusios gabonensis) is a species of turtle in the family Pelomedusidae. It is endemic to Africa, where it can be found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda[1]


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


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  • Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007-10-31). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-29.