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West African Mud Turtle

Pelusios castaneus (Schweigger 1812)

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Pelusios castaneus (West African Mud Turtle) is a species of African mud terrapins in the family African mud terrapins. This species is extinct. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are found in Afrotropics. They are carnivores. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction was oviparous.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
  • Attribution: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/categories-and-criteria
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of West African mud turtle. View this species on GBIF