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Pelusios adansonii (Family Pelomedusidae), is a moderate-sized freshwater turtle of up to 238 mm carapace length, identified by its keeled carapace with tawny and ornate radiating dark brown spots and dashes, and by the long forelobe of the yellow plastron. The species occurs in sub-Saharan Africa in the Sahelo-Sudanese belt and, at present, does not appear to be under any major threat.

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Source: IUCN SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

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