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Terrapene nelsoni STEJNEGER, 1925

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Emydinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
SubspeciesTerrapene nelsoni nelsoni STEJNEGER 1925
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi BOGERT 1943 
Common NamesSpotted box turtle
nelsoni: Southern Spotted Box Turtle
klauberi: Northern Spotted Box Turtle
S: Caja de Manchas 
SynonymTerrapene nelsoni STEJNEGER 1925
Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni — MILSTEAD 1969
Terrapene nelsoni — LINER 1994
Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni — LINER 2007
Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni — SEIDEL & ERNST 2017
Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni — TTWG 2021

Terrapene nelsoni klauberi BOGERT 1943
Terrapene klauberi BOGERT 1943
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — HARDY 1969
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — MILSTEAD 1969
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — LINER 1994
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — LINER 2007
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — VILLA 2013
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — SEIDEL & ERNST 2017
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — TAGGART et al. 2021
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi — TTWG 2021 
DistributionW Mexico (S Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Chihuahua, Jalisco)

klauberi: Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua [HR 32; 274]

nelsoni: Mexico (Nayarit, Sinaloa); Type locality: "Pedro Pablo, Tepic [Nayarit], Mexico".  
TypesHolotype: USNM 46252.
Holotype: AMNH 63751, adult female [klauberi] 
EtymologyThe name nelsoni is a patronym honoring Dr. Edward W. Nelson, chief of the U.S. Biological Survey and co-collector of the type specimen. 
  • Barragán, J A L; Castañeda, H Q; Rodriguez, C D V & Woolrich-Piña, G A 2018. Geographic Distribution: Terrapene nelsoni (Spotted Box Turtle). Herpetological Review 49 (3): 502-503 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bogert, Charles M. 1943. A new box turtle from southeastern Sonora, Mexico. American Museum Novitates (1226): 1-7 - get paper here
  • Dodd, C. Kenneth, Jr. 2001. North American Box Turtles: A Natural History. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. [review in Reptilia 40: 86]
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Hardy, L.M., & McDiarmid, R.W. 1969. The amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18 (3): 39-252. - get paper here
  • Iverson, J.B. 1982. Terrapene nelsoni Stejneger. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 289:1-2. - 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
  • 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 C. Popoca-Espinosa and Guillermo A. Woolrich-Piña. 2016. Terrapene nelsoni Stejneger, 1925. Mexico, Nayarit. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 784 - get paper here
  • Loc-Barragán, Jesús A.; Zarah I. Sosa-Hernández, Christoph I. Grünwald, Emmanuel Miramontes-Medina, Jorge A. Bañuelos-Alamillo, Guillermo A. Woolrich-Piña and David Lazcano 2019. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico 3: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Municipality of Huajicori. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 54(10): 205-213 - get paper here
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2003. Chelonian Illustrations #11: American box turtles. Reptilia (GB) (31): 59-63 - get paper here
  • McLaughlin, Connor J. and C. Tristan Stayton 2016. Convergent Evolution Provides Evidence of Similar Radiations in Shell Shape in the Turtle Families Emydidae and Geoemydidae. Herpetologica 72 (2): 120-129. - get paper here
  • Milstead, W.W. 1969. Studies on the evolution of box turtles (genus Terrapene). Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 14 (1): 1-113. - get paper here
  • Milstead, W.W., and D.W. Tinkle. 1967. Terrapene of western Mexico, with comments on the species groups in the genus. Copeia 1967 (1): 180-187. - get paper here
  • Reynolds, Robert P.; Steve W. Gotte, and Carl H. Ernst 2007. Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Crocodilia and Testudines in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 626: 1-49 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez-Canseco, Jesús Mauricio, John Pint, Verónica Rosas Espinoza, Ana Luisa Santiago Pérez, Alberto Ayon-Escobedo and Matías Domínguez-Laso. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Terrapene nelsoni (spotted box turtle). Herpetological Review 44 (3): 473 - get paper here
  • Seidel, Michael E. & Carl H. Ernst 2017. A Systematic Review of the Turtle Family Emydidae. Vertebrate Zoology 67 (1): 1–122 - get paper here
  • Stejneger, L.H. 1925. New species and subspecies of American turtles. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 15 (20): 462-463 - get paper here
  • Taggert G. Butterfield, Félix García-Caballero, Abel Domínguez-Pompa & Rodrigo Macip-Ríos 2021. A First Look into the Natural History of the Sierra Box Turtle (Terrapene nelsoni klauberi) in Southeast Sonora, Mexico. Chelonian Conservation and Biology Jun 2021 Vol. 20, No. 1: 82-90 - 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
  • Valverde, J. 2011. Die Schildkröten Mexikos. Reptilia (Münster) 16 (91): 16-23 - get paper here
  • Villa, Robert A. 2013. Tortuga de la Sierra Madre. The Tortoise 1 (2): 150-157
  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A, Paulino Ponce-Campos, Jesús Loc-Barragán, Juan Pablo Ramírez-Silva, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson, Elí García-Padilla and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 376-448 - get paper here
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