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bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central America

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Terrestrial movements and microhabitat selection of overwintering subadult eastern mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum) in southwest Georgia.--J.
These turtle species were different from scorpion mud turtles with two testosterone increases an apparent characteristic of the species although differences may be related to different climates and locations.
Reproductive characteristics and ecology of the mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum (Lacepede).
Radiotelemetry reveals terrestrial estivation in Sonoran mud turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense).
This is displayed to a lesser extent in Yellow mud turtles, whose liver Hg nearly equaled scute Hg in most specimens.
And they will giggle with joy when they see that real mud turtles actually do look like baked potatoes.
The Ecology of an Insular Population of Eastern Mud Turtles (Kinos ternon subrubrum subrubrum).
As the aquifer's level drops, increasingly larger portions of the river are disappearing, leaving dry gravel beds where Sonoran mud turtles and Gila topminnows once swam.
Evidence for the use of chemosensory cues by the alligator snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii to detect the presence of musk and mud turtles. Florida Scientist, 65:134-139.
Highly aquatic, Sonoyta mud turtles spend a good deal of time creeping slowly and methodically along the bottom of pools looking for food.
Cypress trunk flutings and druidlike knees rise everywhere, and mud turtles paddle clumsily through the talmin-mirrored waters.
A recent paper on life history theory, population modeling, and turtle conservation posed the following question: "Is it best to test possible management scenarios for poorly known Berlandier's tortoises (Gopherus berlandieri) on a model population of congeneric gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) or yellow mud turtles (Kinosternon flavescens), which have a similar age at maturity, clutch size, and lifespan (Heppell 1998: 367)" We answer yes to the second option.
In 1996, the kids donated $1,000 for a river otter reintroduction project, and in 1997 they raised more than $1,000 to help acquire habitat for endangered mud turtles.
You would catch mud turtles, you trapped muskrats and mink and fox; the whole community life centered on it," he recalls.
Hall and Steidel (2007) suggested that individual Sonoran Mud Turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense) established multiple core areas because of patchily distributed resources among disjunct bodies of water.