Nubian flapshell turtle
|Nubian flapshell turtle|
The Nubian flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis elegans) is one of two species of softshell turtle in the genus Cyclanorbis of the Trionychidae family. It has historically been found in a wide range spanning Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, and Togo. However, it has been very rarely recorded during the last 50 years (not a single individual has been observed during the last 15 years) and there is little hope that the species is extant in Ghana, Benin, Togo, Nigeria and Cameroon. It is hoped that the species is still to be found in remote White Nile wetlands in South Sudan.
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- Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Cyclanorbis elegans. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.
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