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Kinosternon abaxillare BAUR, 1925

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Central Chiapas Mud Turtle 
SynonymKinosternon abaxillare BAUR in STEJNEGER 1925
Kinosternon scorpioides abaxillare — ERNST & BARBOUR 1989
Kinosternon scorpioides abaxillare — RHODIN et al. 2010
Kinosternon abaxillare — IVERSON et al. 2013
Kinosternon scorpioides abaxillare — TTWG 2014
Kinosternon abaxillare — REYES-GRAJALES et al. 2021
Kinosternon abaxillare — TTWG 2021 
DistributionMexico (Tabasco, Chiapas)

Type locality: Tuxtla, Chiapas, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 7518, adult male 
EtymologyThe specific name abaxillare is a descriptive adjective derived from the Latin axillares, referring to the axilla (axillary scute, in this case), and preceded by the pre- fix ab meaning “without;” hence, “without an axillary scute.” (Reyes-Grajales & Iverson 2020) 
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • 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
  • JAVIER-VÁZQUEZ, EMMANUEL; VÍCTOR VÁSQUEZ-CRUZ & ROBERTO LUNA-REYES. 2022. KINOSTERNON ABAXILLARE (Central Chiapas Mud Turtle). DIET. Herpetological Review 53 (1): 121–122.
  • MORENO-AVENDAÑO, VICTOR A. & EDUARDO REYES-GRAJALES. 2022. Geographic distribution: KINOSTERNON ABAXILLARE (Central Chiapas Mud Turtle). MEXICO: CHIAPAS: Municipality of Comitán de Domínguez: Colonia Jatón-Chacaljemel. Herpetological Review 53 (2): 261.
  • Reyes-Grajales, E., & Iverson, J. B. 2020. Kinosternon abaxillare. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 927: 1-16 - get paper here
  • Reyes-Grajales, Eduardo; Rodrigo Macip-Ríos, John B. Iverson & Wilfredo A. Matamoros 2021. Population Ecology and Morphology of the Central Chiapas Mud Turtle (Kinosternon abaxillare). Chelonian Conservation and Biology Jun 2021 Vol. 20, No. 1: 18-26 - get paper here
  • Stejneger, L.H. 1925. New species and subspecies of American turtles. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 15 (20): 462-463 - get paper here
  • TTWG [Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - 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
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J.; van Dijk, P.P.; Iverson, J.B. & Shaffer, H.B. [turtle taxonomy working group] 2010. Turtles of the World, 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v3.2010 - get paper here
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