Nubian flapshell turtle

Nubian flapshell turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Cyclanorbis
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Cyclanorbis elegans
Gray, 1868
  • Baikiea elegans Gray, 1869
  • Cyclanorbis elegans Boulenger, 1889
  • Cyclanorbis oligotylus Siebenrock, 1902

The Nubian flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis elegans) is one of two species of softshell turtle in the genus Cyclanorbis of the Trionychidae family. It is found in Benin, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, and Togo.


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