West African black turtle
Sternothaerus oxyrhinus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Pleurodira
Family: Pelomedusidae
Genus: Pelusios
Species:
P. niger
Binomial name
Pelusios niger
Synonyms[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 family Pelomedusidae. It is endemic to Africa, in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria.[1]

References

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

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