EMYSystem Species Page: Staurotypus triporcatus
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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 triporcatus (Mexican Giant Musk Turtle)
range of species Staurotypus triporcatus
approximate range
Original Description Wiegmann 1828 : 364
Type Locality "Rio Alvarado" [Veracruz, Mexico]
Holotype ZMB 127
Original name Terrapene triporcata
Common name Mexican Giant Musk Turtle
Distribution Veracruz, Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, and northwestern Honduras, excluding the northern Yucatan peninsula
Comments Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Iverson (1983b).
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