Herrera's mud turtle

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Herrera's mud turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Kinosternidae
Genus: Kinosternon
Species: K. herrerai
Binomial name
Kinosternon herrerai
Stejneger, 1925
Synonyms[1]
  • Kinosternon herrerai
    Stejneger, 1925
  • Kinosternon herrarai [sic]
    Ippi & Flores, 2001 (ex errore)

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

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, herrerai, is in honor of Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

K. herrerai is found in the Mexican states of Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 252. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ 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 herrerai, p. 122).

Further reading[edit]

  • Stejneger L. 1925. New species and subspecies of American turtles. Journal of the Washington Academy of Science 15: 462–463. (Kinosternon herrerai, new species, p. 462).