EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Kinosternon alamosae


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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..............Kinosternon alamosae (Alamos Mud Turtle)
Original Description
Berry and Legler 1980 : 1
Holotype
LACM 127639
Type Locality
"Rancho Carrizal, 7.2 km north and 11.5 km west of Alamos, Sonora, Mexico [27 05' N, 109 03' W]"
Original name
Kinosternon alamosae
Common Name
Alamos Mud Turtle
Distribution
Southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, Mexico
Comments
Pritchard (1979) inadvertently published excerpts from the (in press) description of Berry and Legler (1980); the ICZN (Melville, 1985) has suppressed the name Kinosternon alamose (sic) Pritchard (1979). Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Iverson (1989a; 1990).
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