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Terrapene coahuila SCHMIDT & OWENS, 1944

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Emydinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Coahuilan box turtle
G: Coahuila-Dosenschildkröte, Wasser-Dosenschildkröte
S: Caja de Cuatrocienegas 
SynonymTerrapene coahuila SCHMIDT & OWENS 1944
Terrapene coahuila — KING & BURKE 1989
Terrapene coahuila — LINER 1994
Terrapene coahuila — LINER 2007
Terrapene coahuila — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007 
DistributionMexico (Cuatro Cienegas basin of Coahuila)

Type locality: "Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila," Mexico.  
Reproductionoviparous. Exhibits temperature‐dependent sex determination (TSD) fide Cornejo-Páramo et al. 2020 (and references therein). 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 41234 (incorrectly cited as FMNH 55656 by Milstead 1969:81). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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