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Inside view of the Rhodin Center - Ngaparou- Senegal

The Rhodin Center Breeding & Outreach

Turtles are the vertebrates under the greatest threat worldwide. Among the approximately 320 extant turtle species, the species occurring in Africa have been especially hard hit. Africa is now considered the continent where Eunotosaurus africanus the oldest known ancestor of the chelonian order (all turtles),...Read More

Foraging habitat of Pelusios adansoniii

Adanson’s Terrapin at Tocc-Tocc Reserve

The Adanson’s Terrapin, Pelusios adansonii (Schweigger 1812), is a moderate sized freshwater turtle. This species was described by Schweigger (1812) two centuries ago from a carapace collected in Senegal in 1750 by Michel Adanson, the famous French naturalist. Adanson’s terrapin belongs to the family Pelomedusidae...Read More


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