EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Kinosternon oaxacae


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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 oaxacae (Oaxaca Mud Turtle)
Original Description
Berry and Iverson 1980b : 313
Holotype
UCM 48857
Type Locality
"11.6 km N of Pochutla (San Pedro Pochutla) along Mexican Hwy 175 (ca. 235 m), Oaxaca, Mexico (15 46' N, 96 28' W)"
Original name
Kinosternon oaxacae
Common Name
Oaxaca Mud Turtle
Distribution
Southern Oaxaca and (presumably) Guerrero, Mexico
Comments
Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Iverson (1983c and 1986a). Pritchard (1979) inadvertently published excerpts from the (in press) description of Berry and Iverson; the ICZN (Melville, 1985) has suppressed the name K. oaxacae Pritchard (1979).
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