EMYSystem Genus Page: Staurotypus
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Staurotypinae (Tropical Musk Turtles)
GenusGenus Staurotypus (Giant Musk Turtles)
range of genus Staurotypus
approximate range
S. salvinii
S. triporcatus
Original Description Wagler 1830 : 137
Common name Giant Musk Turtles
Distribution Southern Mexico and northern Central America
Comments Reviewed by Iverson (1985b).
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