EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Sternotherus depressus

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)
subfamily.......Staurotypinae (Tropical Musk Turtles)
genus...............Sternotherus (Musk Turtles)
species..............Sternotherus depressus (Flattened Musk Turtle)
Original Description
Tinkle and Webb 1955 : 53
TU 16171
Type Locality
"Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, 9 miles east of Jasper, Walker County, Alabama, [USA] near the bridge crossing of U. S. Highway 78"
Original name
Sternotherus depressus
Common Name
Flattened Musk Turtle
Black Warrior River system, above the Fall Line, Alabama, USA
Reviewed (as Sternotherus depressus) by Iverson (1977b), Dodd et al. (1988), and Ernst et al. (1989). Considered by some authors (e.g., Wermuth and Mertens, 1961; Ernst and Barbour, 1972; and Mount, 1975) to be a subspecies of Sternotherus (= Kinosternon) minor, although Seidel and Lucchino (1981) provided additional evidence for specific recognition.
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