Kinosternon flavescens

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Kinosternon flavescens


Taxonavigation: Cryptodira 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Division: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira

Superfamilia: Chelydroidea
Familia: Kinosternidae
Subfamilia: Kinosterninae
Genus: Kinosternon
Species: Kinosternon flavescens


  • Kinosternon flavescens Agassiz 1857:430
    • Lectotype: USNM 50
    • Type Locality: Waco, Texas (restricted by Schmidt 1953)


  • Platythyra flavescens Agassiz 1857:430
    • Cinosternon flavescens Agassiz 1857:260
    • Cinosternum flavescens Cope 1875
    • Kinosternon flavescens flavescens Hartweg 1938
    • Kinosternon flavescens spooneri Smith 1951:195
    • Kinosternon flavescens flavescens Wermuth & Mertens 1977:6
    • Kinosternon flavescens spooneri Wermuth & Mertens 1977:6
    • Kinosternon flavescens Stebbins 1985:98
    • Kinosternon flavescens spooneri Conant & Collins 1991:49
    • Kinosternon flavescens flavescens Conant & Collins 1991:49
    • Kinosternon flavescens Conant & Collins 1991:48
    • Kinosternon flavescens TTWG 2014:347


  • Agassiz, Louis. 1857. Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America. vol. 1. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, lii + 452 pp.
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Hartweg, Norman. 1938. Kinosternon flavescens stejnegeri, a new turtle from northern Mexico. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (371): 1–5
  • Smith, Philip W. 1951. A new frog and a new turtle from the western Illinois sand prairies. Bulletin of the Chicago Academy of Sciences 9 (10): 189–199.
  • Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P.). 2017. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.). Chelonian Research Monographs 7:1–292. doi:10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017. 
English: Yellow Mud Turtle