Kinosternon chimalhuaca BERRY, SEIDEL & IVERSON, 1997
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Kinosternon chimalhuaca?
|Higher Taxa||Kinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles)|
|Common Names||E: Jalisco Mud Turtle|
|Synonym||Kinosternon chimalhuaca BERRY, SEIDEL & IVERSON 1997|
Kinosternon chimalhuaca — FLORES-VILLELA & CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ 2004
Kinosternon chimalhuaca — TTWG 2014: 347
|Distribution||Mexico (Jalisco, Colima)|
Type locality: A clear pond located 30 m southeast of Mexico Highway 80, 1.9 km northeast of Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico (19° 15' N, 104° 43' S [sic]).
|Types||Holotype: CM 140201.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Kinosternon chimalhuaca is a medium- sized (largest specimen a male. CL = 157 mm: largest female. CL = 127 mm) mudd turtle belonging to the K. scorpioides speciescomplex.It is most similar to K. integrum and K. oaxacae, but is distinguishable from other Kinosternon species by the following combination of characteristics in adults (see Tables 1 and 2): ( 1) a depressed. weakly tricarinate carapace: (2) a relatively small plastron (smaller in adult males than in adult females and juveniles) which does not completely close the ventral opening ofthe shell (PHW/CW: 4 4 50.5—57.6%; 7 7 56.7—73. 1 %); (3) anterior plastral lobe freely moveable. posterior lobe slightly moveable: (4) pos tenor plastral lobe with a distinct posterior notch. more deeply notched in males than in females (Fig. 1 ): (5) fixed portion of plastron of moderate length (interabdominal seam length/CL: 46 21—27%: 7 7 23—29%): (6) bridge naiow (BRL/CL: 6 15—21%: 7 7 20—23%): (7) axillary and inguinal scutes in contact: (8) first vertebral scute (Vl ) con- tacts M2 in only I 2% ofadults: (9) opposed patches of horny scales on the posterior thigh and leg ( clasping organs ) absent in males and females: and (10) tail of males and females terminating in a horny spine [incomplete OCR from BERRY et al. 1997].|
|Comment||Publication date: Rogner (1996) used the name Kinosternon chimalhuaca apparently before the actual description (BERRY et al. 1997). See ROGNER et al. 2013.|
Habitat: freshwater (swamps, quiet rivers)