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Cycloderma aubryi (DUMÉRIL, 1856)

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Higher TaxaTrionychidae (Cyclanorbinae), Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Aubry’s Soft-shelled Turtle
G: Rotrückige Klappenweichschildkröte 
SynonymCryptopus aubryi DUMÉRIL 1856
Heptathyra aubryi — GRAY 1860: 441
Cycloderma aubryi — DUMÉRIL 1860
Cycloderma aubryi — GÜNTHER 1896: 263
Cycloderma aubryi — BROADLEY 1998
Cycloderma aubryi — TTWG 2014 
DistributionW/C Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Cabinda, Gabon, Zaire, Central African Republic (likely), Cameroon (?)

Type locality: "Gabon" Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 8006 
CommentReproduction: oviparous. 
References
  • Bonin, F., Devaux, B. & Dupré, A. 2006. Turtles of the World. English translation by P.C.H. Pritchard. Johns Hopkins University Press, 416 pp.
  • Bour, R. 2008. The holotypes of Pentonyx gabonensis A. Duméril, 1856 and Cryptopodus aubryi A. Duméril, 1856. Emys 15 (3):41-44
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.H.A. 1856. Note sur les reptiles du Gabon. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée, Paris, (2) 8: 369-377, 417–424, 460–470, 553–562
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Gramentz, D. 2001. Zum Wachstum und Verhalten von Cycloderma aubryi (DUMÉRIL, 1856). Sauria 23 (1): 17-22 - get paper here
  • Gramentz, Dieter 1998. Zur Morphologie und Merkmalsvariation von Cycloderma aubryi (Duméril, 1856). Salamandra 34 (4): 333-348.
  • Gray, J.E. 1860. On the African Trionyces with hidden feet (Emyda). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 6: 440-441 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1896. Report on a collection of reptiles and fishes made by Miss M. H. Kingsley during her travels on the Ogowe river and in Old Calabar. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 17: 261-267 - get paper here
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2003. Chelonian Illustrations #6. Flapshell and Giant Asian Softshell Turtles. Reptilia (GB) (26): 59-64 - get paper here
  • Meylan, P.A. 1987. The phylogenetic relationships of soft-shelled turtles (Family Trionychidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186 (1):1-101.
  • Nieden, F. 1910. Die Reptilien (ausser der Schlangen) und Amphibien. In: Die Fauna der deutschen Kolonien. Reihe 1. Kamerun Heft 2. Berlin: 75pp.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; William R. Branch and Marius Burger 2004. REPTILES OF LOANGO NATIONAL PARK, OGOOUÉ-MARITIME PROVINCE, SOUTH-WESTERN GABON. Hamadryad 29(1): 115 – 127 - get paper here
  • Siebenrock, F. 1902. Zur Systematik der Schildkrötenfamilie Trionychidae Bell, nebst der Beschreibung einer neuen Cyclanorbis - Art. Sitzungsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Wien. Math-Naturwiss. Cl. 111: 807-846 - get paper here
  • Tornier, G. 1902. Die Crocodile, Schildkröten und Eidechsen in Kamerun. Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., 15 (6): 663-677 - get paper here
  • TTWG [Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - get paper here
  • Valverde, J. 2007. Weichschildkröten. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (68): 16-23 - get paper here
 
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