Aubry's flapshell turtle

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Aubry's flapshell turtle
Not recognized (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Cycloderma
Species: C. aubryi
Binomial name
Cycloderma aubryi
(Duméril, 1856)[1]
  • Cryptopus aubryi Duméril, 1856
  • Cryptopodus aubryi Duméril, 1856
  • Cycloderma aubryi Duméril, 1860
  • Heptathyra aubryi Cope, 1860

Aubry's flapshell turtle (Cycloderma aubryi)[3] is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zaire, Gabon, the Cabinda Province of Angola and likely in the Central African Republic.[4] In 1996, the IUCN listed it as least concern, but they do not list it anymore.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (2010-12-14). "Turtles of the world, 2010 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status". Chelonian Research Monographs 5: 000.124. doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v3.2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-15. 
  2. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 313–314. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
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Further reading[edit]

  • Bour, R. (2008). The holotypes of Pentonyx gabonensis A. Duméril, 1856 and Cryptopodus aubryi A. Duméril, 1856. Emys 15(3):41-44.
  • Broadley, D.G. (1998). The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, pp. 780.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich (2006). Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59.
  • Duméril, A.H.A. (1856). Note sur les reptiles du Gabon. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée, Paris, 8(2): 369-377, 417–424, 460–470, 553–562.
  • Ernst, C.H. and Barbour, R.W. (1989). Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London.
  • Gramentz, Dieter (1998). Zur Morphologie und Merkmalsvariation von Cycloderma aubryi. (Duméril, 1856). Salamandra 34 (4): 333-348.
  • Gray, J.E. 1860. On the African Trionyces with hidden feet (Emyda). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 6(3): 440-441.
  • Günther, A. (1896). Report on a collection of reptiles and fishes made by Miss M. H. Kingsley during her travels on the Ogowe river and in Old Calabar. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 17(6): 261-267.
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. (2003). Chelonian Illustrations #6. Flapshell and Giant Asian Softshell Turtles. Reptilia (GB) (26):59-64.
  • Meylan, P.A. 1987. The phylogenetic relationships of soft-shelled turtles (Family Trionychidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186 (1):1-101.
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Die Reptilien (ausser der Schlangen) und Amphibien. In: Die Fauna der deutschen Kolonien. Reihe 1. Kamerun Heft 2. Berlin: pp.75.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. (2008). Les reptiles du Gabon. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 272 pp.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; William R. Branch; and Marius Burger (2004). Reptiles of Loango National Park, OGOOUÉ-MARITIME PROVINCE, SOUTH-WESTERN GABON. Hamadryad 29(1):115–127.
  • Tornier, G. (1902). Die Crocodile, Schildkröten und Eidechsen in Kamerun. Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst. 15(6): 663-677.
  • Valverde, J. (2007). Weichschildkröten. Reptilia (Münster) 12(6):16-23.
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