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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.
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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
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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.]
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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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Animal bones from the living archaic floor suggest deer, cottontail rabbits, and mud turtles were consumed by Late Pleistocene hunters in the Mitla region.
Terrestrial activity and habitat selection of eastern mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum) in a fragmented landscape: implications for habitat management of golf courses and other suburban environments.--Copeia 2009: 78-84.
Thirty species of reptiles (N=1909) were encountered, dominated by Alabama red-bellied turtles (N=734), Mississippi green water snakes (N=197), American alligators (N=177), ribbon snakes (N=156), mud turtles (N=136), and cottonmouths (N=99).
Adult male scorpion mud turtles (n = 20) were captured alive in the town of SAPound o Bento in the lowlands of the state of MaranhAPound o Brazil Quality control parameters of hormonal assays were analyzed according to routine procedures applied at the Hormonal Dosage Laboratory Department of Reproduction School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of SAPound o Paulo.
Until now, studies linked softshell turtles with a smaller semi-aquatic group called mud turtles, despite the fact that softshells appear in the fossil record long before their mud-loving counterparts.
In yellow-bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta), Florida cooters (Pseudemys floridana), and common mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum), last clutches have fewer eggs than clutches laid earlier (Gibbons et al., 1982).
Demography, terrestrial behavior, and growth of Sonora mud turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense) in an extreme habitat.
As the botanist Luther Bur-bank says: "Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs and mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade in ...
To examine the influence diet has on tissue Hg, species were divided into three groups: herbivores (Indian star tortoises, Spiny turtles, and Sulawesi forest turtles), omnivores (Central American wood turtles, Black marsh turtles, Reeve's turtles, Malayan box turtles, Black-breasted leaf turtles, and Keeled box turtles), and carnivores (Diamondback terrapins, Yellow mud turtles, Chinese softshell turtles, Asian giant softshell turtles, and Parker's snake-necked turtles).
Colorful, happy sketches, landscapes populated with familiar wetland plants and animals, species portraits that are surreal and stylized, yet easily recognizable; pink-bellied amphiumas and yellow-bellied bluegills, living in their natural settings with cattails, chickadees, mud turtles, red-admiral butterflies, tumble bugs, and sweetgums.
Movements, Activity, and Spacing of Sonoran Mud Turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense) in Interrupted Mountain Streams.
Blue Reef's Zahra d'Aronville said: "It's particularly appropriate for the campaign to be visiting us as the aquarium has recently opened a new feature which is home to a group of illegally imported mud turtles."