EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Kinosternon leucostomum

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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 leucostomum (White-lipped Mud Turtle)
Original Description
Duméril and Bibron 1851 in Duméril & Duméril 1851 : 17
(3 specimens) MNHN 2114; MNHN 9087 (= 8311); MNHN 9088; MNHN 8311 designated lectotype by Stuart 1963:49.
Type Locality
"N. Orleans; Mexique; Rio Sumasinta [= Usumacinta] (Amer. centr.)"; restricted to "Rio Usumacinta, El Peten, Guatemala," by Schmidt (1941:488); erroneously restricted to "Cosamaloapam, Veracruz" [Mexico] by Smith and Taylor (1950a:347 and 1950b:26)
Original name
Cinosternum leucostomum
Common Name
White-lipped Mud Turtle
(Two maps) southern Veracruz, Mexico through Central America to western Colombia, western Ecuador, and possibly northwestern Peru
Reviewed by Berry (1978) and Smith and Smith (1979). Includes K. spurrelli Boulenger (1913:1030) according to nearly every author since Berry (1978).
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