EMYSystem Species Page: Kinosternon acutum
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Kinosterninae (American Mud and Musk turtles)
GenusGenus Kinosternon (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Kinosternon acutum (Tabasco mud turtle)
range of species Kinosternon acutum
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 34
Type Locality Not stated; data with holotype are "Central America" according to Gray (1844:33); restricted to "British Honduras" (= Belize) by Schmidt (1941:476); restricted to "Cosamaloapam, Veracruz" [Mexico] by Smith and Taylor (1950a:347; 1950b:23)
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.4.58
Original name Kinosternon scorpioides var. acuta
Common name Tabasco mud turtle
Distribution Atlantic versant from southern Veracruz (Mexico) to Belize and Guatemala, excluding the northern Yucatan peninsula
Comments Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Iverson (1980a).
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