EMYSystem Species Page: Sternotherus minor
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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 minor (Loggerhead Musk Turtle)
range of species Sternotherus minor
approximate range
Original Description Agassiz 1857 : 424
Type Locality "neighborhood of Mobile," Mobile Co., Alabama, "Columbus [Muscogee Co.] Georgia," and "New Orleans" [Orleans Parish, Louisiana]; restricted to "Columbus, [Muscogee Co.] Georgia" [USA] by Schmidt (1953:88)
Syntypes (6 specimens) MCZ 1570; MCZ 1571 (2 specimens); MCZ 1573 (identified as Kinosternon odoratum by Tinkle, 1958:11); USNM 71111 (formerly one of two specimens numbered MCZ 1572; identified as K. odoratum by Tinkle 1958:11); UMMZ 63520 (formerly the other of two specimens numbered MCZ 1572, according to Kluge 1984:80; identified as K. odoratum by Tinkle 1958:11).
Original name Goniochelys minor
Common name Loggerhead Musk Turtle
Distribution Southeastern USA from southern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia to eastern Mississippi, Georgia and central Florida
Comments Reviewed by Iverson (1977c and 1977d; as Sternotherus minor). See Comment under K. depressum.
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