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Kinosternon acutum GRAY, 1831

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTabasco Mud Turtle 
SynonymKinosternon scorpioides var. acuta GRAY 1831: 34
Cinosternum berendtianum COPE 1865
Cinosternon effeldtii PETERS 1873: 603
Cinosternon effeldtii — BOCOURT 1876: 396
Cinosternon Berendtianum — BOCOURT 1876: 395
Cinosternum effeldtii — GÜNTHER 1885: 16
Kinosternon berendtianum — STUART 1935: 55
Kinosternon berendtianum — STUART 1937
Kinosternon acutum — STEJNEGER 1941
Kinosternon acutum — LINER 1994
Kinosternon acutum — KÖHLER 2000: 26
Cryptochelys acuta — IVERSON et al. 2013
Kinosternon acuta — SPINKS et al. 2014
Kinosternon acutum — TTWG 2014
Kinosternon acuta — GONZÁLEZ-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2017 
DistributionMexico (Caribean lowlands of C/S Veracruz, Oaxaca ?, Chiapas, Tabasco ?, Campeche, Quintana Roo), N Guatemala, Belize

Type locality: Not reported; Gray (1844:33) listed data with holotype as "Central America". Restricted to Belize by Schmidt (1941: 476), and later to "Cosamaloapam, Veracruz," Mexico, by Smith and Taylor (1950: 23).
Type locality: “angeblich aus Mexico (Veracruz)”; restricted to “Cosamaloapam” by Smith & Taylor 1950 [Cinosternon effeldtii]. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1947.3.4.58.
Lectotype: ZMB 7868; designated by FRITZ et al. 1994 [Cinosternon effeldtii] 
CommentSchmidt (1941: 476) restricted the type locality to “British Honduras” (= Belize).

Habitat: freshwater (swamps, quiet rivers)

Distribution: not in Yucatan state (Mexico), fide Gonzalez-Sanchez et al. 2017. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “acuere” = sharp, or “acutus” = sharpened, pointed, or “acumen” = tip, or “acus” = needle. 
References
  • Bocourt, F. 1876. Note sur quelques reptiles de l'Isthme de Tehuantepec (Mexique) donnés par M. Sumichrast au museum. Journal de Zoologie. Paris. 5 (5-6): 386-411 - get paper here
  • Bonin, F., Devaux, B. & Dupré, A. 2006. Turtles of the World. English translation by P.C.H. Pritchard. Johns Hopkins University Press, 416 pp.
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598
  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Duellman, W. E. 1963. Amphibians and reptiles of the rainforest of Southern El Peten, Guatemala. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 15: 205-49. - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Fritz, U.; Obst, F.J. & Günther,R. 1994. Kritischer Typenkatalog der Schildkrötensammlung (Reptilia: Testudines) des Zoologischen Museums Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 70: 157-175 - get paper here
  • González-Sánchez, V. H., J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, V. Mata-Silva, D. L. DeSantis and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The Herpetofauna of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 264–380 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1831. Synopsis Reptilium or short descriptions of the species of reptiles. Part I: Cataphracta, tortoises, crocodiles, and enaliosaurians. Treuttel, Wurz & Co., London, 85 pp.
  • Gray, J.E. 1844. Catalogue of Tortoises, Crocodilians, and Amphisbaenians in the Collection of the British Museum. British Museum (Natural History), London. viii + 80 p. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Iverson, J.B. 1980. Kinosternon acutum Gray. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 261: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Iverson, John B.; Minh Le, Colleen Ingram 2013. Molecular phylogenetics of the mud and musk turtle family Kinosternidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 929–939 - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
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  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Legler, J.M.& Vogt, R.C. 2013. The Turtles of Mexico: Land and Freshwater Forms. University of California Press, 416 pp.
  • 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
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1873. Über eine neue Schildkrötenart, Cinosternon effeldtii und einige andere neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1873 (October): 603-618 - get paper here
  • Schilde, M. 2001. Schlammschildkröten: Kinosternon, Sternotherus, Claudius, Staurotypus. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 136 pp. - get paper here
  • Schilde, M. 2003. Family Kinosternidae. Reptilia (GB) (26): 16-21 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K.P. 1941. The amphibians and reptiles of British Honduras. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Zool. Ser. 22 (8): 475-510. - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Spinks, Phillip Q.; Robert C. Thomson, Müge Gidiş, H. Bradley Shaffer 2014. Multilocus phylogeny of the New-World mud turtles (Kinosternidae) supports the traditional classification of the group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, - get paper here
  • Stejneger, L 1941. Notes on Mexican turltes of the Genus Kinosternon. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 90: 457-459 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L. C. 1935. A contribution to a knowledge of the herpetology of a portion of the savanna region of Central Peten, Guatemala. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Miscellaneous Publications 29: 1-56 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L. C. 1937. Some further notes on the amphibians and reptiles of the Peten Forest of Northern Guatemala. Copeia 1937 (1): 67-70 - get paper here
  • Tellez, Marisa, Gamble, Mason, Ontiveros, Sam and Tran, Minh 2017. Kinosternon acutum (Tabasco Mud Turtle) Ectoparasitism and range extension Herpetological Review 48 (1): 178 - get paper here
  • TTWG [Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - get paper here
 
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