EMYSystem Species Page: Kinosternon integrum
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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 integrum (Mexican Mud Turtle)
range of species Kinosternon integrum
approximate range
Original Description LeConte 1854 : 183
Type Locality "Mexico"; restricted to "Acapulco, Guerrero" [Mexico] by Smith and Taylor (1950a:331 and 1950b:25)
Holotype Unknown, not ANSP.
Original name Kinosternum integrum
Common name Mexican Mud Turtle
Distribution Sonora and western Tamaulipas, south to Oaxaca, Mexico
Comments Confused in early literature with Kinosternon alamosae and Kinosternon hirtipes ; see Iverson (1981b) for literature corrections. Reviewed by Berry (1978) and Smith and Smith (1979). Webb (1984:230, 237) suggested that Mexican Plateau and Pacific Coastal Plain populations were subspecifically distinct; however, the morphometric analysis of Berry (1978) seems to contradict that recommendation. Populations in coastal Jalisco and Colima currently included in this taxon actually represent a distinct species (Berry, 1978; Iverson, 1991; Berry et. al., unpublished).
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