Pelusios Wagler 1830 (sideneck turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pelomedusidae

Parent taxon: Pelomedusidae according to E. S. Gaffney et al. 2006

See also Cadena et al. 2012, Frank and Ramus 1996 and Zangerl 1948

Sister taxa: Carteremys, Duerochelys, Pelomedusinae, Pelusiinae

Subtaxa: Pelusios rusingae

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (2 collections), Mali (2), Niger (3), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene to Holocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Uganda (2)

• Pliocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Malawi (1), South Africa (1), Uganda (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Uganda (4)

• Miocene of Kenya (7)

Total: 27 collections including 29 occurrences

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