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Kinosternon durangoense IVERSON, 1979

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Durango Mud Turtle
S: Casquito de Durango 
SynonymKinosternon flavescens durangoense IVERSON 1979: 212
Kinosternon durangoense — SERB, PHILLIPS & IVERSON 2001
Kinosternon durangoense — MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2005
Kinosternon durangoense — RHODIN et al. 2010
Kinosternon durangoense — TTWG 2014: 347
Kinosternon durangoense — TTWG 2021 
DistributionMexico (SE Chihuahua, NE Durango, W Coahuila)

Type locality: 8 km from Ceballos, in Lago de los Palomas, Durango, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: UF 16180 (Florida State Museum of Natural History, Gainesville), collected 3 November 1963 by Walter Auffenberg. ParatypeSynonymy: TNHC 30524 and 30525 (juveniles) 
CommentSERB et al. (2001) suggested to elevate K. f. arizonense and K. f. durangoense to full “phylogenetic” species status.

Habitat: freshwater (swamps, quiet rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • Iverson, J B; Lemos-Espinal, J & Smith, G R; 2018. Geographic Distribution: Kinosternon durangoense (Durango Mud Turtle). Herpetological Review 49 (4): 711-712 - get paper here
  • Iverson, J. B. 1979. A taxonomic reappraisal of the yellow mud turtle, Kinosternon flavescens (Testudines: Kinosternidae). Copeia 1979 (2): 212-225 - get paper here
  • Iverson, J.B., Lemos-Espinal, J. & Smith, G.R. 2018. Kinosternon durangoense (Durango Mud Turtle) Life history. Herpetological Review 49 (1): 109. - get paper here
  • Lazcano D, Nevárez-de los Reyes M, García-Padilla E, Johnson JD, Mata-Silva V, DeSantis DL, Wilson LD. 2019. The herpetofauna of Coahuila, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [General Section]: 31–94 (e189) - 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, Gadsden-Esparza H, Valdez-Lares R, Woolrich-Piña GA 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, Mexico, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 748: 65-87 - get paper here
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2005. Chelonian Illustrations #21: Mud turtles of the United States and Morthern Mexico. Reptilia (GB) (41): 80-83 - get paper here
  • Serb,J.M.; Phillips,C.A. & Iverson,J.B. 2001. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Kinosternon flavescens based on complete mitochondrial control region sequences. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 18 (1): 149-162 - 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
  • Valdez-Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Trápaga 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
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