EMYSystem Species Page: Apalone mutica
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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)
SpeciesSpecies Apalone mutica (Smooth Softshell Turtle)
range of species Apalone mutica
approximate range
Original Description LeSueur 1827 : 263
Type Locality "Newharmony, sur le Wabash" [= New Harmony, Wabash River, Posey County, Indiana, USA]
Syntypes (5 specimens) MNHN 564; MNHN 4143; MNHN 7977; MNHN 8813 (formerly 787); MNHN 8814 (formerly 788); MNHN 8813 (formerly 787) designated lectotype by Webb 1962:534-536.
Original name Trionyx muticus
Common name Smooth Softshell Turtle
Distribution Central USA from southcentral North Dakota, southwestern Wisconsin and western Pennsylvania to east Texas and extreme western Florida
Comments Reviewed by Webb (1962 and 1973c; as Trionyx muticus) and Meylan (1987). Subgenus Apalone according to Meylan (1987:92).
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