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Mexican Mud Turtle

As the name suggests, the Mexican Mud Turtles are a species from the mud turtle family that is endemic to parts of Mexico.

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

    Other Names Guanajuato Mud Turtle
    Length About 160 mm (6 in) by the carapace
    Coloration Dull gray and pale olive with light gray lines across the carapace
    Distribution From the Mexican Plateau to the Pacific slopes, ranging from Sonora and western Tamaulipas south to Oaxaca
    Habitat Muddy ponds and lakes, marshy wetlands close to gentle water bodies
    Diet Small insects, tadpoles, earthworms, small fishes and other animal matters
    Breeding Season Spring
    Clutch Size 1-4 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 6th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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