Creaser's mud turtle

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Creaser's mud turtle
Creaser's Mud Turtle (Kinosternon creaseri).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Kinosternidae
Genus: Kinosternon
Species: K. creaseri
Binomial name
Kinosternon creaseri
Hartweg, 1934[2]

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

Geographic range[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, creaseri, is in honor of American zoologist Edwin Phillip Creaser (1907–1981).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe (2016). "Kinosternon creaseri ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 251–252. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kinosternon creaseri ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Kinosternon creaseri, p. 61).

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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).