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Kinosternon creaseri HARTWEG, 1934

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Common NamesCreaser’s Mud Turtle 
SynonymKinosternon creaseri HARTWEG 1934
Kinosternon creaseri — LINER 1994
Kinosternon creaseri — KÖHLER 2000: 26
Cryptochelys creaseri — IVERSON et al. 2013
Kinosternon creaseri — SPINKS et al. 2014
Kinosternon creaseri — TTWG 2014: 347 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche)

Type locality: "one mile south of the Hacienda, Chichen Itza, Yucatan," Mexico. Map legend:
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: UMMZ 73090. 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (swamps, quiet rivers) 
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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.
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Hartweg, N. 1934. Description of a new kinosternid from Yucatan. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. 277: 1-2.
  • Iverson, J. B. 1988. Distribution and status of Crease's mud turtle, kinosternon creaseri. The Herpetological Journal 1: 285-291
  • Iverson, J.B. 1983. Kinosternon creaseri Hartweg. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 312: 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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