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Senegal flapshell turtle
(Cyclanorbis senegalensis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Trionychidae
Subfamily: Cyclanorbinae
Genus: Cyclanorbis
Gray, 1854[1][2]

Cyclanorbis is a genus of softshell turtles in the family Trionychidae. The genus is endemic to Africa.


The genus Cyclanorbis contains the following species:[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Cyclanorbis.


  1. ^ a b Rhodin 2011, p. 000.204
  2. ^ a b Fritz 2007, p. 312


  • Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Iverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley; Roger, Bour (2011-12-31). "Turtles of the world, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status" (PDF). Chelonian Research Monographs. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22.
  • 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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gray JE (1854). "Description of a New Genus and some New Species of Tortoises". Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1852: 133-135. (Cyclanorbis, new genus, p. 135).