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Kinosternon oaxacae BERRY & IVERSON, 1980

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae (Kinosterninae), Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Oaxaca Mud Turtle
S: Casquito de Oaxaca 
SynonymKinosternon oaxacae BERRY & IVERSON 1980
Kinosternon oaxacae — ERNST & BARBOUR 1989: 84
Kinosternon oaxacae — LINER 1994
Kinosternon oaxacae — LINER 2007
Kinosternon oaxacae — TTWG 2014: 349
Kinosternon oaxacae — TTWG 2021 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca: in the Rio Colotepec and Rio Tonameca basins on the Pacific coast, Guerrero)

Type locality: "11.6 km N of Pochutla (San Pedro Pochutla) along Mexican Hwy 175 (ca. 235 m), Oaxaca, Mexico (15°46'N, 96°28'W)".  
TypesHolotype: UCM 48857. 
CommentThe Intl. Comm. Zool. Nomen. suppressed Kinosternon oaxacae Pritchard (1979:557), which was inadvertently published from the in press description of Berry and Iverson (1980); see Melville (1985).

Habitat: freshwater (swamps, quiet rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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  • 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
  • Carr, John L. 1993. Kinosternon oaxacae (Oaxaca mud turtle). Mexico: Oaxaca. Herpetological Review 24 (3): 108 - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • García-Padilla E, DeSantis DL, Rocha A, Mata-Silva V, Johnson JD, Wilson LD. 2020. Conserving the Mesoamerican herpetofauna: the most critical case of the priority level one endemic species. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(2) [General Section]: 73–132 (e240) - get paper here
  • Iverson, J. B. 1986. Notes on the natural history of the Oaxaca mud turtle, Kinosternon oaxacae. Journal of Herpetology 20 (1): 119-123 - get paper here
  • Iverson, J.B. 1983. Kinosternon oaxacae Berry and Iverson. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 338: 1-2 - 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
  • 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, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - 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
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Pritchard, P.C.H. 1979. Encyclopedia of Turtles. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, New Jersey: 895 p.
  • Schilde, M. 2001. Schlammschildkröten: Kinosternon, Sternotherus, Claudius, Staurotypus. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 136 pp. - 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
  • Vázquez Gómez, Alma G.; Martha Harfush, Rodrigo Macip-Ríos 2015. Notes on the reproductive ecology of the Oaxaca Mud Turtle (Kinosternon oaxacae) in the vicinity of Mazunte, Mexico. Acta Herpetologica 10 (2): 121-124 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
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