EMYSystem Species Page: Kinosternon oaxacae
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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 oaxacae (Oaxaca Mud Turtle)
range of species Kinosternon oaxacae
approximate range
Original Description Berry and Iverson 1980b : 313
Type Locality "11.6 km N of Pochutla (San Pedro Pochutla) along Mexican Hwy 175 (ca. 235 m), Oaxaca, Mexico (15 46' N, 96 28' W)"
Holotype UCM 48857
Original name Kinosternon oaxacae
Common name Oaxaca Mud Turtle
Distribution Southern Oaxaca and (presumably) Guerrero, Mexico
Comments Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Iverson (1983c and 1986a). Pritchard (1979) inadvertently published excerpts from the (in press) description of Berry and Iverson; the ICZN (Melville, 1985) has suppressed the name K. oaxacae Pritchard (1979).
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