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Trionyx triunguis  (Forskĺl, 1775)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 551876

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Trionyx egyptiacus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809
    Trionyx niloticus Gray, 1831
    Trionyx mortoni Hallowell, 1844
    Aspidonectes aspilus Cope, 1860
    Fordia africana Gray, 1869
    Trionyx triunguis rudolfianus Deraniyagala, 1948
  Common Name(s): African Softshell Turtle [English]
    Nile Softshell Turtle [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyTrionychoidea Gray, 1825  
                                  FamilyTrionychidae Gray, 1825 – Softshell Turtles  
                                     SubfamilyTrionychinae Gray, 1825  
                                        GenusTrionyx Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809 – Softshell Turtles, African Softshell Turtles  
                                           SpeciesTrionyx triunguis (Forskĺl, 1775) – African Softshell Turtle, Nile Softshell Turtle  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Trionyx triunguis    
  Other Source(s):    
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  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: Trionyx triunguis   
  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: Trionyx triunguis, African Softshell Turtle [English], Nile Softshell Turtle [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  



  Comment: IUCN: Global: Not Listed [Least Concern 1996]; Mediterranean subpopulation: Critically Endangered. C2a (1996). TFTSG Draft 2011: Data Deficient. Additional distribution information: Mediterranean subpopulation: Egypt (extirpated), Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey  
    The surname of Peter Forskĺl, author of Descriptions animalium (1775), has been alternately spelled Forsskĺl in publications and can be variably spelled either way in current zoological sources  



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