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Pelusios  Wagler, 1830
Taxonomic Serial No.: 208714

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Tanoa Gray, 1863
    Notoa Gray, 1863
    Anota Gray, 1863
  Common Name(s): African Hinged Terrapins [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderPleurodira Cope, 1864  
                               FamilyPelomedusidae Cope, 1868 – Afro-American side-necked turtles, hidden-necked turtles, African Mud Terrapins  
                                  GenusPelusios Wagler, 1830 – African Hinged Terrapins  
    Direct Children:  
                                     SpeciesPelusios adansonii (Schweigger, 1812) – Adanson's Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios bechuanicus FitzSimons, 1932 – Okavango Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios broadleyi Bour, 1986 – Turkana Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios carinatus Laurent, 1956 – African Keeled Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios castaneus (Schweigger, 1812) – West African Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios castanoides Hewitt, 1931 – Yellow-bellied Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios chapini Laurent, 1965 – Central African Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios cupulatta Bour and Maran, 2003 – Ivory Coast Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios gabonensis (Duméril, 1856) – African Forest Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios marani Bour, 2000 – Gabon Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios nanus Laurent, 1956 – African Dwarf Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios niger (Duméril and Bibron, 1835) – West African Black Turtle, West African Black Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios rhodesianus Hewitt, 1927 – Variable Mud Turtle, Mashona Hinged Terrapin 
                                     SpeciesPelusios sinuatus (Smith, 1838) – East African Serrated Mud Turtle, Serrated Hinged Terrapin 
                                     SpeciesPelusios subniger (Bonnaterre, 1789) – East African Black Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios upembae Broadley, 1981 – Upemba Mud Turtle 
                                     SpeciesPelusios williamsi Laurent, 1965 – Williams' Mud Turtle 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid   
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Pelusios    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pelusios   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes   
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Pelusios   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Iverson, John B.   
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World   
  Page(s): xiii + 363   
  Publisher: Privately Printed   
  Publication Place: Richmond, Indiana   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9617431-0-5   
  Reference for: Pelusios   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]   
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at   
  Reference for: Pelusios   

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