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Turtles (Testudines)

   Genera


Pelomedusa
African Helmeted Turtles


Pelusios
African Mud Turtles




Biodiversity of the family Pelomedusidae Bibliography of the family Pelomedusidae

Pelomedusidae
African Side-necked Turtles
Pelomedusenschildkröten     Afrikanske Halsvendere




Contents:
  27 species of which 4 (14.8%) are endemic - 2 genera of which none are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Previously included the family Podocnemididae (e.g., Wermuth & Mertens 1977; Iverson 1992).

Distribution:  Africa, SW. Arabia, Madagascar, Seychelles.

Reported from:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.