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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Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith Does Kinosternon scorpioides Linnaeus, Kinosternno Please see our brief essay. A new species of turtle, genus Kinosternon, from Central America.

Notes on the Herpetology of Panama: Views Read Edit View history. Cosenza, Ana Paula V.

Scorpion mud turtle

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The species is exploited in parts of its range for tourist trinkets, pet trade, medicine, and food, but the greatest threats to its survival are from habitat degradation and alteration. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Etudes sur les reptiles, p.


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Four subspecies are currently recognized, which vary in morphology: A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Infraspecies Kinosternon scorpioides pachyurum.

University of Florida Press, Gainesville, pp. Reptarium The Reptile Database.

Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: Northeast and eastern Mexico through Central America and across northern and central South America to northern Argentina. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies.

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English translation by P. New species and subspecies of American turtles.

Johnson and Larry David Wilson. Infraspecies Kinosternon scorpioides panamense.

This turtle is primarily omnicarnivorous, who is also a glutton, and is feeding on a wide variety of aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, including carrion. Morphology and natural history of the Mud Turtle Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides in populations of Northern Colombia Herpetological Review 49 2: The Jaguar as a potential predator of Kinosternon scorpioides Linnaeus, kinnosternon Like many kinosternids they probably construct a shallow terrestrial nest with little cover.


Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. A new kinosternid turtle from Colombia.

Scorpion mud turtle – Wikipedia

Revista de Biologia Tropical 41 2: Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Kinosternon scorpioides? The scorpion mud turtle is a highly aquatic, adaptable kinosternid that will live in almost any body of water.