Kinosternon hirtipes magdalense Iverson, 1981

Magdalena mud turtle (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1978

Rediscovered in 2010

IUCN RedList status: "rare"



Magdalena valley, Michoacan, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Jacobo Reyes-Velasco, John B. Iverson and Oscar Flores-Villela. (2013). The Conservation Status of Several Endemic Mexican Kinosternid Turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12(1): 203-208. [Abstract]

Macip-Ríos, Rodrigo et al. (2021). Population Viability Analysis of Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi in Central México, with Notes on the Conservation Status of the Other Three Subspecies of the Lineage. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. [Abstract]

van Dijk, P.P., Hammerson, G., Vazquez Diaz, J., Quintero Diaz, G.E., Santos, G. & Flores-Villela, O. (2007). Kinosternon hirtipes. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 18 August 2013.

Weaver, Sam et al. (2022). Assessing genomic and ecological differentiation among subspecies of the rough-footed mud turtle, Kinosternon hirtipes. Journal of Heredity.


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