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.
  • Scientific name
    Pelusios subniger (Lacepede, 1788)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    East African Black Mud Turtle
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Purchased from E. Gerrard
  • Red Book Data status
Object view = Natural Science
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