EMYSystem Species Page: Kinosternon scorpioides
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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 scorpioides (Scorpion Mud Turtle)
range of species Kinosternon scorpioides
approximate range
Original Description Linnaeus 1766 : 352
Type Locality "Surinami" [=Surinam]
Holotype Not located
Original name Testudo scorpioides
Common name Scorpion Mud Turtle
Distribution (Two maps) From southern Tamaulipas, Mexico to Argentina and Brazil
Comments Reviewed by Berry (1978), Pritchard and Trebbau (1984; northern South American populations), and Smith and Smith (1979; Mexican populations).
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