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)
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- 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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