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Sternotherus odoratus (LATREILLE, 1802)

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Common Musk Turtle, Stinkpot Turtle
G: Gewöhnliche Moschusschildkröte 
SynonymTestudo odorata LATREILLE in SONNINI & LATREILLE 1802: 122
Testudo glutinata DAUDIN 1802
Terrapene boscii MERREM 1820
Sternothaerus [sic] odoratus BELL 1825
Staurotypus Odoratus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 358
Sternothaerus odoratus — HALLOWELL 1856: 106
Aromochelys odorata — GRAY 1856: 266
Kinosternum guttatum LE CONTE 1854
Ozotheca tristycha AGASSIZ 1857
Cinosternum odoratum BOULENGER 1889
Aromochelys odorata — LOENNBERG 1894
Aromochelys odoratus — RHOADS 1895: 384
Aromochelys tristycha — BRIMLEY 1910: 18
Sternotherus odoratus — CONANT & BERRY 1978
Kinosternon odoratum — IVERSON 1992: 232
Kinosternon odoratum — LINER 1994
Sternotherus odoratus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991
Sternotherus odoratus — CROTHER 2000
Kinosternon odoratum — BONIN et al 2006 
DistributionCanada (S Ontario, Quebec),
USA ((Rhode Island, coastal Maine, S New Hampshire, Vermont, S New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, SE Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, S Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, E Kansas, E Oklahoma, C/E Texas),
Mexico (Chihuahua)

Type locality: "les eaux dormantes de la Caroline"; restricted to "vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina," U.S.A., by Schmidt (1953:87).

Kinosternum guttatum LeConte 1855; Type locality: Pennsylvania; 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous with 3-8 eggs.t 
TypesHolotype: Not designated: presumed lost: illustrated in the original description (fide IVERSON 1992: 232)
Holotype: ANSP 63 [Kinosternum guttatum] 
CommentType species: Testudo odorata LATREILLE 1802: 122 is the type species of the genus Sternotherus GRAY 1825: 211. 
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