Kinosternon flavescens

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Taxonavigation: Cryptodira 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Stem: Parareptilia
Stem: Procolophonomorpha
Stem: Procolophonia
Stem: Pareiasauroidea
Stem: Pareiasauria

Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira

Superfamilia: Kinosternoidea
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 (van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B., and Bour, R.) 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(7):000.329–479 reference page 
English: Yellow Mud Turtle