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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Trionychidae
Subfamily: Cyclanorbinae
Genus: Cycloderma
W. Peters, 1854[1][2]
  • Heptathyra
    Cope, 1860
  • Aspidochelys
    Gray, 1860
  • Aspidochelis [sic]
    Marshall, 1873 (ex errore)

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


The genus Cycloderma contains the following species:

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


  1. ^ a b c Rhodin 2011, p. 000.204
  2. ^ a b Fritz 2007, p. 313


  • 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. 5. 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]

  • Peters W (1854). "Übersicht der auf seiner Reise nach Mossambique beobachteten Schilkröten ". Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlung der Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1854: 215-216. (Cycloderma, new genus, p. 216). (in German and Latin).