EMYSystem Species Page: Sternotherus depressus
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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 depressus (Flattened Musk Turtle)
range of species Sternotherus depressus
approximate range
Original Description Tinkle and Webb 1955 : 53
Type Locality "Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, 9 miles east of Jasper, Walker County, Alabama, [USA] near the bridge crossing of U. S. Highway 78"
Holotype TU 16171
Original name Sternotherus depressus
Common name Flattened Musk Turtle
Distribution Black Warrior River system, above the Fall Line, Alabama, USA
Comments Reviewed (as Sternotherus depressus) by Iverson (1977b), Dodd et al. (1988), and Ernst et al. (1989). Considered by some authors (e.g., Wermuth and Mertens, 1961; Ernst and Barbour, 1972; and Mount, 1975) to be a subspecies of Sternotherus (= Kinosternon) minor, although Seidel and Lucchino (1981) provided additional evidence for specific recognition.
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