oa Madoqua - Trionyx triunguis (Forskal), a reptile new to the South West African fauna
|Article Title||Trionyx triunguis (Forskal), a reptile new to the South West African fauna|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 State Museum, Windhoek|
|Publication Date||Jan 1971|
|Pages||77 - 79|
|Keyword(s)||Active along coast, Carnivorous, Crescentic folds of skin, Forefeet, Kunene river specim, Proboscis length and Vegetable diet|
The soft-shelled turtles of the genus Trionyx are found in North America, Asia and Africa. In Africa the genus is represented by a single species, Trionyx triunguis (Forskal). This species has a wide range of distribution in tropical and northern Africa.
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