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Pelusios adansonii (SCHWEIGGER, 1812)

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Higher TaxaPelomedusidae, Pelomedusoidea, Pleurodira, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Adanson’s Turtle
G: Weißbrust-Pelomedusenschildkröte 
SynonymEmys adansonii SCHWEIGGER 1812: 308
Chelys (Hydraspis) adamsonii GRAY (ex errore) in GRIFFITH 1831
Pentonyx Andansonii [sic] — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 394
Sternothaerus adansonii — GRAY 1864: 159
Sternothaerus adansonii — BOULENGER 1889
Pelusios adansonii — SCHMIDT 1919
Pelusios adansonii — MCCORD et al. 2004
Pelusios adansonii — CHIRIO 2009
Pelusios adansonii — TTWG 2014: 436
Pelusios adansonii — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 53
Pelusios adansonii — TTWG 2021 
DistributionSudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mali, Liberia, Senegal, Gambia, Central African Republic, Mauritania,
Cape Verde Islands, Ethiopia, N Benin, W Niger

Type locality: Not stipulated; "Cape Verde, Senegal" designated by Loveridge (1941) following Duméril and Bibron (1835:394).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 7972 (shell only) 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (Lakes, quiet rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after Michel Adanson (1727-1806), French botanist. 
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