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mud turtle

n.
Any of various small turtles of the genus Kinosternon of the Americas, having two transverse hinges on the ventral shell and found in slow-moving fresh waters.

mud turtle

n
(Animals) any of various small turtles of the genus Kinosternon and related genera that inhabit muddy rivers in North and Central America: family Kinosternidae

mud′ tur`tle


n.
any of several small freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae, of North and South America, characterized by two transverse hinges on the lower shell.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mud turtle - bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central Americamud turtle - bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central America
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
genus Kinosternon, Kinosternon - type genus of the Kinosternidae
musk turtle, stinkpot - small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor
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Staff feared the West African mud turtle would die because it needs be kept in 25C water and to bask under a 40C spotlight.
Carapacial and plastral flora and fauna of the Sonora Mud Turtle, Kinosternon sonoriense Le Conte (Reptilia, Testudines, Kinosternidae).
The scorpion mud turtle (Kinosternon scorpioides) is a freshwater chelonian that is consumed by local populations in states of Para and MaranhAPound o Brazil.
The reptile scorpion mud turtle (Kinosternon scorpioides) is an aquatic species that inhabits still and running waters (PRITCHARD; TREBBAU, 1984).
Reproductive characteristics and ecology of the mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum (Lacepede).
Life history and demography of the common mud turtle Kinosternon subrubrum in South Carolina, USA.
Another recent example of the states' effectiveness as a partner in managing wildlife trust species is the lower Florida Keys striped mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii), a small aquatic turtle that inhabits brackish and freshwater ponds in the Florida Keys.
Behavioral Osmoregulation in the Key Mud Turtle, Kinosternon b.
The terrapin of the San Francisco market has been known by many common names, amongst them the Pacific mud turtle, Pacific pond turtle, Pacific terrapin, California mud turtle, California terrapin, California pond turtle, pond tortoise, western terrapin snapper, or any other conceivable combination.
concinna), and the Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon s.
The Quitobaquito spring snail (Tryonia quitobaquitae), the Quitobaquito pupfish (Cyprinodon eremus), and the Sonoyta mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale) are endemic to the aquatic ecosystems of the Rio Sonoyta basin, where they persist as small remnant populations.