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Kinosternon alamosae BERRY & LEGLER, 1980

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Alamos Mud Turtle
S: Casquito de Alamos 
SynonymKinosternon alamosae BERRY & LEGLER 1980
Kinosternon alamosae — LINER 1994
Kinosternon alamosae — LINER 2007
Kinosternon alamosae — TTWG 2014: 346
Kinosternon alamosae — TTWG 2021 
DistributionMexico (Pacific coastal lowlands from the vicinity of Hermosillo, Sonora, southward into Sinaloa to at least Guasave)

Type locality: "Rancho Carrizal, 7.2 km north and 11.5 km west of Alamos, Sonora, Mexico," 27°05'N, 109°03'W.  
Reproductionoviparous. Exhibits temperature‐dependent sex determination (TSD) fide Cornejo-Páramo et al. 2020 (and references therein). 
TypesHolotype: LACM 127639. 
CommentThe Intl. Comm. Zool. Nomencl. (Melville 1985) suppressed Kinosternon alamose (sic) Pritchard (1979: 556), who inadvertently published excerpts from the in press description of Berry and Legler (1980).

Habitat: freshwater (swamps, quiet rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Berry, J.F., and J.M. Legler. 1980. A new turtle (genus Kinosternon) from Sonora, Mexico. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 325: 1-12. - 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.
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • Cornejo-Páramo, P., Lira-Noriega, A., Ramírez-Suástegui, C. et al. 2020. Sex determination systems in reptiles are related to ambient temperature but not to the level of climatic fluctuation. BMC Evol Biol 20: 103 - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Iverson J B 1990. Kinosternon alamosae Berry and Legler. Alamos mud turtle. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (460): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Iverson, J. B. 1989. Natural history of the Alamos mud turtle, Kinosternon alamosae (Kinosternidae). Southwestern Naturalist 34 (1): 134-141 - get paper here
  • Legler, J.M.& Vogt, R.C. 2013. The Turtles of Mexico: Land and Freshwater Forms. University of California Press, 416 pp. - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico with a conservation status summary and comparisons with neighboring states. ZooKeys 931: 85-114 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Rorabaugh JC 2019. A conservation checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, Mexico, with updated species lists. ZooKeys 829: 131-160 - 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
  • LOC-BARRAGÁN, JESÚS A.; IVÁN T. AHUMADA-CARRILLO, CHRISTOPH I. GRÜNWALD & JOHN B. IVERSON. 2021. Geographic range extension for the Alamos Mud Turtle (Kinosternon alamosae) in Sinaloa, México. Sonoran Herpetologist 34(4): 2021.. - get paper here
  • Melville, R.V. 1985. Opinion 1343: Kinosternon alamose Berry and Legler, 1980 and Kinosternon oaxacae Berry and Iverson, 1980 (Reptilia, Testudines): Conserved. Bull. Zool. Nomenclature 42 (3): 266-268. - get paper here
  • Nevárez-de los Reyes; Manuel, David Lazcano, Javier Banda-Leal and Ian Recchio 2014. Notes on Mexican Herpetofauna 22: Herpetofauna of the Continental Portion of the Municipality of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 49(8):105-115 - get paper here
  • Pritchard, P.C.H. 1979. Encyclopedia of Turtles. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, New Jersey: 895 p.
  • 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
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