White-lipped mud turtle

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White-lipped mud turtle
CinosternonLeucostomum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Kinosternidae
Subfamily: Kinosterninae
Genus: Kinosternon
Species: K. leucostomum
Binomial name
Kinosternon leucostomum
(A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1851)
Synonyms[1]
Kinosternon leucostomum leucostomum
  • Cinosternon leucostomum
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1851
  • Kinosternum leucostomum
    LeConte, 1854
  • Kinosternon leucostomum
    Gray, 1856
  • Cinosternum leucostomum
    Agassiz, 1857
  • Thyrosternum leucostomum
    — Agassiz, 1857
  • Swanka maculata
    Gray, 1869
  • Swanka leucostoma
    — Gray, 1870
  • Cinosternum brevigulare
    Günter, 1885
  • Cinosternum cobanum
    Günter, 1885
  • Cinosternon cobanum
    — Atkinson, 1907
  • Kinsternon leucostomum
    Stuart, 1934
  • Kinosternon mopanum
    Neill, 1965
  • Kinosternon leucostoma
    — Tryon, 1975
  • Kinosternon leucostomum leucostomum
    — Berry, 1979
Kinosternon leucostomum postinguinale
  • Cinosternum brevigulare
    Cope, 1885
  • Cinosternum postinguinale
    Cope, 1887
    (nomen novum)
  • Cinosternon brevigulare
    — Atkinson, 1907
  • Cinosternum spurrelli
    Boulenger, 1913
  • Kinosternon postinguinale
    Schmidt, 1946
  • Kinosternon spurelli [sic]
    Schmidt, 1946
    (ex errore)
  • Kinosternon spurrelli
    Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Kinosternon postinguinal [sic]
    Legler, 1965
    (ex errore)
  • Kinosternon leucostomum spurrelli
    Pritchard, 1979
  • Kinosternon leucostomum postinguinale
    — Berry, 1979
  • Kinosternon leucostomum spurelli
    — Rudloff, 1990
  • Kinosternon leucostomum postinguinde [sic]
    Nöllert, 1992
    (ex errore)

The white-lipped mud turtle (Kinosternon leucostomum) is a species of mud turtle in the family Kinosternidae. The species is endemic to Central America and northwestern South America.

Geographic range[edit]

Kinosternon leucostomum is found in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Northern white-lipped mud turtle – K. l. leucostomum (A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1851)
  • Southern white-lipped mud turtle – K. l. postinguinale (Cope, 1887)

Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Kinosternon.

Etymology[edit]

The synonym, Cinosternon spurrelli Boulenger, 1913, which is a synonym of Kinosternon leucostomum postinguinale, was named in honor of British zoologist Herbert George Flaxman Spurrell.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 254–255. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kinosternon leucostomum ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ 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 spurrelli, p. 250).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1889). Catalogue of the Chelonians, Rhynchocephalians, and Crocodiles in the British Museum (Natural History). New Edition. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). x + 311 pp. + Plates I-III. (Cinosternon leucostomum, pp. 42-43).
  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G (1851). "Cinosternon leucostomum ". In: Duméril AMC, Duméril A[HA] (1851). Catalogue Methodique de la Collection des Reptiles. Paris: Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris / Gide & Baudry. 224 pp. (Cinosternon leucostomum, new species, p. 17). (in French). ([1]).[dead link]