EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Sternotherus minor

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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 minor (Loggerhead Musk Turtle)
Original Description
Agassiz 1857 : 424
(6 specimens) MCZ 1570; MCZ 1571 (2 specimens); MCZ 1573 (identified as Kinosternon odoratum by Tinkle, 1958:11); USNM 71111 (formerly one of two specimens numbered MCZ 1572; identified as K. odoratum by Tinkle 1958:11); UMMZ 63520 (formerly the other of two specimens numbered MCZ 1572, according to Kluge 1984:80; identified as K. odoratum by Tinkle 1958:11).
Type Locality
"neighborhood of Mobile," Mobile Co., Alabama, "Columbus [Muscogee Co.] Georgia," and "New Orleans" [Orleans Parish, Louisiana]; restricted to "Columbus, [Muscogee Co.] Georgia" [USA] by Schmidt (1953:88)
Original name
Goniochelys minor
Common Name
Loggerhead Musk Turtle
Southeastern USA from southern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia to eastern Mississippi, Georgia and central Florida
Reviewed by Iverson (1977c and 1977d; as Sternotherus minor). See Comment under K. depressum.
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