Nubian flapshell turtle

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Nubian flapshell turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Cyclanorbis
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Cyclanorbis elegans
Gray, 1868
  • Baikiea elegans Gray, 1869
  • Cyclanorbis elegans Boulenger, 1889
  • Cyclanorbis oligotylus Siebenrock, 1902

The Nubian flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis elegans) is a one of two species of softshell turtle in the genus Cyclanorbis of the Trionychidae family. It is found in Benin, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, and Togo.


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