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Chelydra rossignonii (BOCOURT, 1868)

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Higher TaxaChelydridae, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesYucatán Snapping Turtle 
SynonymEmysaurus rossignonii BOCOURT 1868
Chelydra rossignonii — COPE 1872
Emysaurus Rossignonii — GRAY 1873: 112
Chelydra rossignoni — GÜNTHER 1885: 10
Chelydra serpentina rossignonii — MERTENS et al. 1934
Chelydra serpentina rossignonii — LINER 1994
Chelydra rossignonii — BONIN et al 2006
Chelydra rossignonii — RHODIN et al. 2010
Chelydra rossignonii — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas), Belize, Guatemala, NE Honduras.

Type locality: marais de Pansos, près le Rio Polochie (Guatémala).  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 1501, MNHN 1501A (2 specimens) 
Diagnosis 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (swamps, rivers) 
EtymologyThe name rossignonii is a patronym for Jules Rossignon, a Frenchman who lived for some time in Guatemala in the mid-1800s. 
References
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  • Bonin, F., Devaux, B. & Dupré, A. 2006. Turtles of the World. English translation by P.C.H. Pritchard. Johns Hopkins University Press, 416 pp.
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  • Cope, E.D. 1872. Synopsis of the species of the Chelydrinae. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia (ser. 3) 24: 22-29 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1873. Notes on the tortoises of the ‘Zoology of Mexico’ of MM.A. Duméril and Bocourt. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 12: 109-114 - get paper here
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  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
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