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Staurotypus salvinii GRAY, 1864

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Higher TaxaKinosternidae, Staurotypinae, Kinosternoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Chiapas Giant Musk Turtle
S: Guao de Tres Lomos 
SynonymStaurotypus (Stauremys) salvinii GRAY 1864: 451
Staurotypus salvinii — GRAY 1873: 113
Staurotypus marmoratus FISCHER 1872: 265
Claudius severus COPE 1872: 24
Staurotypus salvini — GÜNTHER 1885: 11
Staurotypus salvinii — BOULENGER 1889
Staurotypus biporcatus GADOW 1905 (nomen nudum)
Claudius salvinii
Staurotypus salvinii — LINER 1994
Staurotypus salvinii — KÖHLER 2000: 28
Staurotypus salvinii — RHODIN et al. 2010 
DistributionMexico (lowland Pacific drainages of Oaxaca and Chiapas),
Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize

Type locality: "Huamanchal [=Huamuchil], Guatemala".  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.22.79.
Holotype: USNM 64005 [Claudius severus] 
CommentNot listed for Guatemala by KÖHLER (2000).

Habitat: freshwater (lakes, quiet rivers) 
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