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Turkana Mud Turtle

Turkana mud turtle is a species of turtle endemic to Kenya.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Pleurodira
    Family Pelomedusidae
    Genus Pelusios
    Scientific Name Pelusios broadleyi

    Other Names Broadley’s mud turtle, Lake Turkana hinged terrapin
    Color Ash with a bit of brown
    Distribution Kenya
    Habitat Lake Turkana
    Diet Omnivorous
    Predators Weasels, foxes, raccoons, skunks, snakes, crows,  shrews
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 18 eggs
    Incubation Period 8 to 10 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on May 4th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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