EMYSystem Species Page: Sternotherus carinatus
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Staurotypinae (Tropical Musk Turtles)
GenusGenus Sternotherus (Musk Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Sternotherus carinatus (Razor-backed Musk Turtle)
range of species Sternotherus carinatus
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1855 : 47
Type Locality "Louisiana"; restricted by Schmidt (1953:87) to "vicinity of New Orleans" [Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA]
Syntypes (4 specimens) BMNH 1947.3.4.32; BMNH 1947.3.4.64; BMNH 1947.3.4.83; BMNH 1947.3.4.84
Original name Aromochelys carinatum
Common name Razor-backed Musk Turtle
Distribution Southern USA, from eastern Oklahoma and Texas to eastern Mississippi
Comments Reviewed by Iverson (1979b; as Sternotherus carinatus).
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