EMYSystem Species Page: Staurotypus salvinii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Staurotypinae (Tropical Musk Turtles)
GenusGenus Staurotypus (Giant Musk Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Staurotypus salvinii (Pacific Coast Giant Musk Turtle)
range of species Staurotypus salvinii
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1864b : 127
Type Locality "Huamanchal [= Huamuchil], Guatemala"
Holotype BMNH 1946.1.22.79
Original name Staurotypus (stauremys) salvinii
Common name Pacific Coast Giant Musk Turtle
Distribution Eastern Oaxaca and southern Chiapas, Mexico through southern Guatemala to El Salvador
Comments Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Dean and Bickham (1983).
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