Creaser's mud turtle

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Creaser's mud turtle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Kinosternidae
Genus: Kinosternon
Species: K. creaseri
Binomial name
Kinosternon creaseri
Hartweg, 1934[1]

Creaser's mud turtle (Kinosternon creaseri ) is a species of mud turtle in the Kinosternidae family. The species is endemic to Mexico.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, creaseri, is in honor of American zoologist Edwin Phillip Creaser (1907-1981).[2]

Geographic range[edit]

K. creaseri is found in the Mexican states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 251–252. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Kinosternon creaseri, p. 61).
  3. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Hartweg NE. 1934. Description of a new kinosternid from Yucatan. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (277): 1-2. (Kinosternon creaseri, new species).