African forest turtle

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African forest turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Pelomedusidae
Genus: Pelusios
Species: P. gabonensis
Binomial name
Pelusios gabonensis[1][2]
Duméril, 1856[1][2]

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