West African black turtle

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West African black turtle
Sternothaerus oxyrhinus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Pelomedusidae
Genus: Pelusios
Species: P. niger
Binomial name
Pelusios niger[1][2]
Duméril and Bibron, 1835[1][2]
  • Sternotherus niger – Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Sternothaerus niger – Gray, 1856
  • Sternothaerus oxyrhinus – Boulenger, 1897

The West African black turtle (Pelusios niger) is a species of turtle in the Pelomedusidae family. It is endemic to Africa, in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Rhodin 2011, pp. 000.215–000.216.
  2. ^ a b c Fritz 2007, pp. 348–349.