EMYSystem Species Page: Dermatemys mawii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Dermatemydidae (River Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Dermatemys (Central American River Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Dermatemys mawii (Central American River Turtle)
range of species Dermatemys mawii
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1847 : 55
Type Locality "South America" (in error); restricted to "Alvarado, Veracruz" [Mexico] by Smith and Taylor (1950a:346 and 1950b:19)
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.4.12
Original name Dermatemys mawii
Common name Central American River Turtle
Distribution Veracruz and northern Oaxaca, Mexico to the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize and Atlantic versant of Guatemala and adjacent Honduras
Comments Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979), Iverson and Mittermeier (1980), Groombridge (1982), and Moll (1986; Belize only). Because it was named for Lt. Mawe, some authors have listed it as D. mawei.
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