Rough-footed mud turtle

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Rough-footed mud turtle
Lake Chapala Mud Turtle.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Kinosternidae
Genus: Kinosternon
K. hirtipes
Binomial name
Kinosternon hirtipes
(Wagler, 1830)
Kinosternon hirtipes hirtipes
  • Cinosternon hirtipes
    Wagler, 1830 (nomen nudum)
  • Cinosternon hirtipes
    Wagler, 1833
  • Clemmys (Cinosternon) hirtipes
    Fitzinger, 1835
  • Cinostermon [sic] hirtipes
    Gray, 1844
  • Kinosternum hirtipes
    LeConte, 1854
  • Kinosternon hirtipes
    — Gray, 1856
  • Cinosternum hirtipes
    Agassiz, 1857
  • Thyrosternum hirtipes
    — Agassiz, 1857
  • Ozotheca hirtipes
    — LeConte, 1859
  • Chinosternum [sic] hirtipes
    Caballero y Caballero, 1938
  • Kinosternon [hirtipes] hirtipes
    Schmidt, 1953
  • Kynosternon [sic] hirtipes
    Lopez, 1975
  • Kinosternon hertipes [sic]
    Semmler, Seidel & S. Williams, 1977
    (ex errore)
Kinosternon hirtipes chapalaense
  • Kinosternon hirtipes chapalaense
    Pritchard, 1979 (nomen nudum)
  • Kinosternon hirtipes chapalaense
    Iverson, 1981
  • Kinosternon hirtipes chapalense [sic]
    Obst, 1996 (ex errore)
Kinosternon hirtipes magdalense
  • Kinosternon hirtipes magdalense
    Iverson, 1981
Kinosternon hirtipes megacephalum
  • Kinosternon hirtipes megacephalum
    Iverson, 1981
  • Kinosternon hirtipes megalocephala [sic]
    Artner, 2003 (ex errore)
  • Kinosternon megacephalum
    Joseph-Ouni, 2004
Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi
  • Kinosternon murrayi
    Glass & Hartweg, 1951
  • Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi
    — Schmidt, 1953
  • Kinosternon hirtipes
    Ashton, 1976 (ex errore)
Kinosternon hirtipes tarascense
  • Kinosternon hirtipes tarascense
    Iverson, 1981

The rough-footed mud turtle (Kinosternon hirtipes) [1] is a species of mud turtle in the family Kinosternidae. The species is endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Geographic range[edit]

K. hirtipes is found in the United States in Texas, and it is also found in Mexico in the Mexican states: Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Mexico DF, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacán, Morelos, and Zacatecas.


Five subspecies of Kinosternon hirtipes are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies.[3]


The subspecific name, murrayi, is in honor of American zoologist Leo Tildon Murray (1902–1958).[4]


  1. ^ a b van Dijk PP, Hammerson G, Vazquez Diaz J, Quintero Diaz GE, Santos G, Flores-Villela O (2007). "Kinosternon hirtipes (errata version published in 2016)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007.
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 252–254. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Species Kinosternon hirtipes at The Reptile Database
  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 hirtipes murrayi, p. 185).

External links[edit]

  • Wagler J (1830). Natürliches System der Amphibien, mit vorangehender Classification der Säugthiere und Vögel. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. Munich: J.G. Cotta. vi + 354 pp. (Cinosternon [sic] hirtipes, new species, p. 137). (in German and Latin). [1].