EMYSystem Species Page: Kinosternon subrubrum
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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 subrubrum (Common Mud Turtle)
range of species Kinosternon subrubrum
approximate range
Original Description Bonnaterre 1789 : 27
Type Locality Not stated; designated as "vicinity of Philadelphia" [Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA] by Schmidt (1953:90)
Holotype Not stated
Original name Testudo subrubra
Common name Common Mud Turtle
Distribution eastern USA: Connecticut to Florida to Indiana to east Texas
Comments Originally described by Lacepède (1788:618), but that work was made unavailable by ICZN opinion 1463 (1987). Reviewed by Iverson (1977a).
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