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Arizona Mud Turtle

Arizona mud turtles are found in a very limited area in the US and Mexico. These are very small turtles, and have been declared as vulnerable by the IUCN 2.3.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Kinosternidae
    Genus Kinosternon
    Species K. arizonense
    Scientific Name Kinosternon arizonense

    Length About 6 inches
    Coloration Brown, olive or a yellow-brown carapace
    Distribution Arizona (United States) and Sonora (Mexico)
    Habitat Prefers to live in the muddy regions in the river banks
    Diet Snails, tadpoles, aquatic invertebrates, and carrion, and also plant matter
    Clutch Size 1-7 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on August 16th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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