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Kinosternon alamosae BERRY & LEGLER, 1980

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Testudines (turtles) 
Common NamesAlamos Mud Turtle 
SynonymKinosternon alamosae BERRY & LEGLER 1980
Kinosternon alamosae — LINER 1994
Kinosternon alamosae — LINER 2007
Kinosternon alamosae — TTWG 2014: 346 
DistributionMexico (Pacific coastal lowlands from the vicinity of Hermosillo, Sonora, southward into Sinaloa to at least Guasave)

Type locality: "Rancho Carrizal, 7.2 km north and 11.5 km west of Alamos, Sonora, Mexico," 27°05'N, 109°03'W. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: LACM 127639. 
CommentThe Intl. Comm. Zool. Nomencl. (Melville 1985) suppressed Kinosternon alamose (sic) Pritchard (1979: 556), who inadvertently published excerpts from the in press description of Berry and Legler (1980). 
  • Berry, J.F., and J.M. Legler. 1980. A new turtle (genus Kinosternon) from Sonora, Mexico. Contributions in Science. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 325: 1-12. - 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.
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Iverson J B 1990. Kinosternon alamosae Berry and Legler. Alamos mud turtle. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (460): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Iverson, J. B. 1989. Natural history of the Alamos mud turtle, Kinosternon alamosae (Kinosternidae). Southwestern Naturalist 34 (1): 134-141 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Melville, R.V. 1985. Opinion 1343: Kinosternon alamose Berry and Legler, 1980 and Kinosternon oaxacae Berry and Iverson, 1980 (Reptilia, Testudines): Conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 42 (3): 266-268. - get paper here
  • Pritchard, P.C.H. 1979. Encyclopedia of Turtles. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, New Jersey: 895 p.
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