Senegal flapshell turtle

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Senegal flapshell turtle
Underside of shell
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Cyclanorbis
Species: C. senegalensis
Binomial name
Cyclanorbis senegalensis
(Duméril & Bibron, 1835)
  • Cryptopus senegalensis Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Emyda senegalensis Gray, 1844
  • Cyclanorbis petersii Gray, 1854
  • Cyclanosteus petersii Gray, 1856
  • Cycloderma senegalense Duméril, 1860 (ex errore)
  • Cycloderma petersii Strauch, 1862
  • Cyclanosteus senegalensis Gray, 1864
  • Tetrathyra baikii Gray, 1865
  • Tetrathyra vaillantii Rochebrune, 1884
  • Cyclanorbis senegalensis Boulenger, 1889

The Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) is one of two species of softshell turtle in the genus Cyclanorbis of the Trionychidae family. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, and Togo.

Cyclanorbis senegalensis


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