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Kinosternon angustipons LEGLER, 1965

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Central American Mud Turtle 
SynonymKinosternon angustipons LEGLER 1965
Kinosternon angustipons — KÖHLER 2000: 26
Cryptochelys angustipons — IVERSON et al. 2013
Kinosternon angustipons — SPINKS et al. 2014
Kinosternon angustipons — TTWG 2014: 346
Kinosternon angustipons — TTWG 2021 
DistributionNicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama (Caribbean lowlands from the Rio San Juan southward to Bocas del Toro Province in Panama)

Type locality: "Los Diamantes, Limon Province, Costa Rica".  
TypesHolotype: KU 43631. 
CommentNot listed for Panama by KÖHLER (2000).

Habitat: freshwater (swamps, quiet rivers) 
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  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Iverson, J.B. 1981. Kinosternon angustipons Legler. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 262: 1-2 [1980] - 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
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Legler, J.M. 1965. A new species of turtle, genus Kinosternon, from Central America. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 15: 615-625 - get paper here
  • Legler, J.M. 1966. Notes on the natural history of a rare Central American turtle, Kinosternon angustipons Legler Herpetologica 22 (2): 118-122. - get paper here
  • Nemuras, K. 1967. Notes on the Herpetology of Panama: Part 3. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 3 (2): 31-40 - get paper here
  • Schilde, M. 2001. Schlammschildkröten: Kinosternon, Sternotherus, Claudius, Staurotypus. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 136 pp. - 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
  • Sunyer, J.; Townsend, J.H.; Wilson, L.D.; Travers, S.L.; Obando, A.; Páiz, G.; Griffith, D.M. & Köhler, G. 2009. Three new country records or reptiles from Nicaragua. Salamandra 45 (3): 186-190 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Stanford, C.B., Goode, E.V., Buhlmann, K.A., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8:1–472. doi:10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021. - get paper here
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