EMYSystem Text Only Genus Page: Kinosternon

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
subfamily.......Kinosterninae (American Mud and Musk turtles)
genus...............Kinosternon (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
species list
K. acutum (Tabasco mud turtle)
K. alamosae (Alamos Mud Turtle)
K. angustipons (Narrow-bridged Mud Turtle)
K. baurii (Striped Mud Turtle)
K. chimalhuaca (Jalisco Mud Turtle)
K. creaseri (Creaser's Mud Turtle)
K. dunni (Dunn's Mud Turtle)
K. flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
K. herrerai (Herrera's Mud Turtle)
K. hirtipes (Mexican Rough-footed Mud Turtle)
K. integrum (Mexican Mud Turtle)
K. leucostomum (White-lipped Mud Turtle)
K. oaxacae (Oaxaca Mud Turtle)
K. scorpioides (Scorpion Mud Turtle)
K. sonoriense (Sonora Mud Turtle)
K. subrubrum (Common Mud Turtle)
Original Description
Spix 1824 : 17
Common Name
American Mud and Musk Turtles
Central, southern and eastern North America to central South America
See Comment under Kinosternidae. Includes the genus Sternotherus (Gray, 1825; not Sternothaerus, Bell, 1825, which has been suppressed by the ICZN [Opinion 1534]; see also Bour and Dubois, 1984a) according to Seidel et. al. (1986), Gaffney and Meylan (1988), Ernst and Barbour (1989), and Iverson (1991), although Sternotherus may deserve subgeneric status (see also Hutchison, 1991, who advocated recognizing Sternotherus at the generic level). Tinkle (1958), Seidel and Lucchino (1981), and Seidel et. al. (1981) reviewed the relationships of the previously recognized "K. carinatum" complex. Zug (1986) reviewed the genus Sternotherus.
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