About this object

Is rather drab in colour. It has a moderately domed, oval, dark-coloured carapace with no keel or serrations By contrast, the lower shell is yellow with dark seams or just a dark border, although colour markings can vary significantly. The large head is usually brown, sometimes dappled with small black spots, while the jaws are tan or yellow and the neck, limbs and tail are grey.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1989.123.65
  • Scientific name
    Pelusios subniger (Lacepede, 1788)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA TESTUDINES TESTUDINIDAE
  • Common name
    East African Black Mud Turtle
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    unrecorded
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Purchased from E. Gerrard
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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