A revision of African helmeted terrapins (Testudines: Pelomedusidae: Pelomedusa), with descriptions of six new species.

@article{Petzold2014ARO,
  title={A revision of African helmeted terrapins (Testudines: Pelomedusidae: Pelomedusa), with descriptions of six new species.},
  author={Alice Petzold and Mario Vargas-Ram{\'i}rez and Christian Kehlmaier and Melita Vamberger and William R. Branch and Louis H. du Preez and Margaretha D. Hofmeyr and Leon Meyer and Alfred Schleicher and Pavel {\vS}irok{\'y} and Uwe Fritz},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2014},
  volume={3795},
  pages={523-48}
}
Using nearly range-wide sampling, we analyze up to 1848 bp of mitochondrial DNA of 183             helmeted terrapins and identify a minimum of 12 deeply divergent species-level clades. Uncorrected p distances of these clades equal or clearly exceed those between the currently recognized species of Pelusios, the genus most closely related to Pelomedusa. We… CONTINUE READING