Kinosternidae


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Kinosternidae

[‚kin·ə′stər·nə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The mud and musk turtles, a family of chelonian reptiles in the suborder Cryptodira found in North, Central, and South America.

Kinosternidae

 

(mud turtles), a family of reptiles of the order Cryptodira. The shell is 10–40 cm long. There are four genera, embracing 21 species. Mud turtles are distributed from southeastern Canada to northern Chile. In the genus Kinosternon the anterior and, sometimes, the posterior section of the plastron are movable; in some species the shell can close entirely. In the genera Staurotypus and Claudius the plastron is cruciform and barely covers the underside of the body. Members of the genus Sternotherus (musk turtles) have glands that produce a strongsmelling secretion. Mud turtles inhabit freshwaters and enter shallow oceanic bays. They feed on fish, invertebrates, and—less commonly—carrion. Eggs are laid on dry land, usually in a hole.

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En su estudio cita a la familia Kinosternidae, siendo semiacuaticas las tortugas de este taxon, pero no detalla a cual especie pertenece.
5/95) Familia: EMYDIDAE 34 Trachemys scripta Tortuga Icotea 1,2 callirostris Familia: KINOSTERNIDAE 35 Kinosternon leucostomum Tortuga Garepalo 1,2 Familia: PELOMEDUSIDAE 36 Podocnemis lewyana T.
Among North American terrestrial and freshwater turtles, Kinosternidae lack an entoplastron and can be excluded from further consideration.
En Mexico, solo se conocen fosiles del genero Kinosternon que carece de entoplastron (Ernst & Barbour 1989), por lo que no es posible relacionar a los fosiles de San Buenaventura Nealtican con Kinosternidae.
O Kinosternon scorpioides, pequeno reptil da ordem dos quelonios e da familia Kinosternidae, e uma tartaruga de agua doce, de habitos semi-aquaticos que pode ser encontrada nas regioes Norte e Nordeste do Brasil.
De la familia Kinosternidae, se descritbio la cascara del huevo de siete especies: Sternotherus minor, K.
goudoti (Dumeril y Bibron 1844) N Viperidae Atropoides nummifer (Ruppell 1854) A N X Botrhops asper (Garman 1883) N X Cerrophidion godmani (Gunther 1863) N X Crotalus triseriatus (Wagler 1830) E Porthidium olmec Perez-Higareda, Smith y Julia-Zertuche 1985 A E X TESTUDINES Bataguridae Rinochlemmys pulcherrima (Gray 1856) A N Emydidae Terrapene carolina (Linnaeus 1758) CII, LR/nt N Kinosternidae Kinosternon herrerai Stejneger, 1925 Pr E X K.