Identification: Kinosternon scorpioides is a medium to large kinosternid (mud turtle) with a variably domed, oval carapace (upper shell) having a length of AnAge entry for Kinosternon scorpioides. Classification (HAGRID: Genus: Kinosternon; Species: Kinosternon scorpioides; Common name: Scorpion mud turtle. SpeciesKinosternon scorpioidesScorpion Mud Turtle. InfraspeciesKinosternon scorpioides abaxillare. InfraspeciesKinosternon scorpioides albogulare.

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Mature females lay up to five clutches of 1—8 eggs during an extended annual reproductive season. Does Kinosternon scorpioides Linnaeus, Testudines: A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil.

Infraspecies Kinosternon scorpioides seriei. Molecular phylogenetics of the mud and musk turtle family Kinosternidae. Cosenza, Ana Paula V. The scorpion mud turtle is a highly aquatic, adaptable kinosternid that will live in almost any body of water.

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, pp.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. Maximum size in various populations ranges from to over mm carapace length.


Phylogenetic arrangement based on turtles of the world update: The species is exploited in scorpiodes of its range for tourist trinkets, pet trade, medicine, and food, but the greatest threats to its survival are from habitat degradation and alteration.

Retrieved 29 May Infraspecies Kinosternon scorpioides pachyurum. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Journal of Herpetology 31 4: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana.

University of California Press, pp. The males of this specie regularly exceed the size of mm. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Scorpioies basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru.

Archived from the original on May 9, Morphology and scorpiooides history of the Mud Turtle Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides in populations of Northern Colombia Herpetological Review 49 2: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

Central Chiapas Mud Turtle cruentatum: The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides Linnaeus, Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. Infraspecies Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides.

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Species Kinosternon scorpioides Scorpion Mud Turtle. Molecular Phylogenetics and Jinosternon 69 3: Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. The specific name scorpioides is derived from the Latin word “scorpio,” probably in reference to the horny spine on the tip of the tail.


Herpetofauna of Impenetrable, Argentinean Great Chaco.

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Common musk turtle Flattened musk turtle Loggerhead musk turtle Razor-backed musk turtle. Taxonomic revision of the south socrpioides subspecies of the turtle Kinosternon scorpioides.

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Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Cheloniidae Carettinae Caretta Lepidochelys. The genus Kinosternon in Belize Testudines: Chelonian Research Monographs No.

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4: Kinosternon abaxillare Baur in Stejneger distribution: Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life.

ADW: Kinosternon scorpioides: CLASSIFICATION

This turtle relatively is a medium to large kinosternid mud turtle with a domed, oval upper shell having a length of 92— mm 3. Species of the subfamily Kinosterninae. Find more photos by Google images search: This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat