Pelusios upembae

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Pelomedusoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Division: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Infraordo: Pan-Pleurodira
Subordo: Pleurodira
Superfamilia: Pelomedusoidea

Familia: Pelomedusidae
Subfamilia: Pelomedusinae
Genus: Pelusios
Species: Pelusios upembae

Name[edit]

Holotype: TM 38178, ♀, collected by G.-F. de Witte between 13–27 September 1947.

Type locality: “Kanonga River, a tributary of the right bank of the Fungwe River (695 m), Upemba National Park, Shaba Province, Zaire [=Democratic Republic of the Congo]”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Pelusios bechuanicus upembae Broadley, 1981: 667 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Pelusios upembaeIverson, 1986 [subsequent combination, elevate to species]

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Upemba Mud Turtle