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)
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 al., unpublished).
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