EMYSystem Genus Page: Apalone
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Apalone (North American Softshell Turtles)
range of genus Apalone
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A. ferox
A. mutica
A. spinifera
Original Description Rafinesque 1832 : 64
Common name North American Softshell Turtles
Distribution North America
Comments Removed from the synonymy of Trionyx by Meylan (1987). Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979; as Trionyx). Subgenera (i.e., Apalone and Platypeltis) follow Meylan (1987:92).
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