EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Kinosternon integrum
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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 integrum (Mexican Mud Turtle)
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- Original Description
- LeConte 1854 : 183
- Unknown, not ANSP.
- Type Locality
- "Mexico"; restricted to "Acapulco, Guerrero" [Mexico] by Smith and Taylor (1950a:331 and 1950b:25)
- Original name
- Kinosternum integrum
- Common Name
- Mexican Mud Turtle
- Sonora and western Tamaulipas, south to Oaxaca, Mexico
- Confused in early literature with Kinosternon alamosae and Kinosternon hirtipes ; see Iverson (1981b) for literature corrections. Reviewed by Berry (1978) and Smith and Smith (1979). Webb (1984:230, 237) suggested that Mexican Plateau and Pacific Coastal Plain populations were subspecifically distinct; however, the morphometric analysis of Berry (1978) seems to contradict that recommendation. Populations in coastal Jalisco and Colima currently included in this taxon actually represent a distinct species (Berry, 1978; Iverson, 1991; Berry et. al., unpublished).
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