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Kinosternon herrerai STEJNEGER, 1925

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHerrara’s Mud Turtle 
SynonymKinosternon herrerai STEJNEGER 1925
Kinosternon herrerai — LINER 1994
Kinosternon herrerai — LINER 2007
Cryptochelys herrerai — IVERSON et al. 2013
Kinosternon herrerai — SPINKS et al. 2014
Kinosternon herrerai — TTWG 2014: 348 
DistributionMexico (Tamaulipas , Veracruz, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Puebla)

Type locality: "Xochimilco, Valley of Mexico" (in error); restricted to "La Laja, Veracruz," Mexico, by Smith and Taylor (1950: 24); and later restricted to "Tampico," Tamaulipas, Mexico, by Smith and Brandon 1968) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: USNM 61249. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Alfonso L. Herrera, a past director of the National Museum of Mexico, who donated the type specimen to the United States National Museum. 
References
  • Berry, J.F., and J. Iverson. 1980. Kinosternon herrerai. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 239:1-2. - 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
  • GUTIÉRREZ MAYÉN, MA. GUADALUPE Y JORGE SALAZAR ARENAS 2007. HERPETOFAUNA DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE CAMOCUAUTLA, ZAPOTITLÁN DE MÉNDEZ Y HUITZILAN DE SERDÁN, DE LA SIERRA NORTE DE PUEBLA. HERPETOFAUNA DE TRES MUNICIPIOS DE LA SIERRA NORTE DE PUEBLA, pp.197-223
  • Iverson, J.B., & Berry, J.F. 1979. The mud turtle genus Kinosternon in northeastern Mexico. Herpetologica 35 (4): 318-324. - 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
  • Legler, J.M.& Vogt, R.C. 2013. The Turtles of Mexico: Land and Freshwater Forms. University of California Press, 416 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - 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
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, Martin Paredes-Flores and Manuel Espino-Ocampo 2002. Geographic distribution. Kinosternon herrerai. Herpetological Review 33 (2):147-148 - get paper here
  • Schilde, M. 2001. Schlammschildkröten: Kinosternon, Sternotherus, Claudius, Staurotypus. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 136 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M., and R. Brandon. 1968. Data nova herpetologica Mexicana. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 71: 49-61 - 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.H. 1925. New species and subspecies of American turtles. Journ. Washington Acad. Sci. 15 (20): 462-463 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
 
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