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Kinosternon flavescens (Agassiz, 1857) - Yellow Mud Turtle


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

County Map

County map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
County map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Historical locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 5 February 2019.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Historical county map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 5 February 2019.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Major Watersheds locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle).
Map created 5 February 2019.

Native Status

Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle) has a total of 47 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 9 counties and 12 localities. There are a total of 10 collectors and 30 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 31 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1936 and its most recent collection year is 2002. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 2 and September 20, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Barry 2 2 2 2 2 1964 2002
Barton 1 1 1 1 1 1970 1970
Clark 3 32 4 22 22 1978 1990
Clay 1 1 1 1 1
Jackson 1 6 2 3 3 1936 1941
Jasper 1 1 1 1 1
Lawrence 1 1 1 1 1 1964 1964
Lewis 1 2 1 1 1 1956 1956
Ray 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Kinosternon flavescens (Yellow Mud Turtle). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Carroll Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 McDonald Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Platte Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Newton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Cass Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Christian Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Dade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Greene Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Johnson Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Knox Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Saline Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Stone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Buchanan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
8 Scotland Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
8 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
9 Clinton Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
9 Pettis Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
10 Caldwell Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Loess Flats and Till Plains
10 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Cherokee Plains
10 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Springfield Plateau

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Testudines Linnaeus, 1758 - Turtles
Family:
Kinosternidae Agassiz, 1857 - Mud and Musk Turtles
Genus:
Kinosternon Spix, 1824 - American Mud Turtles
Species:
Kinosternon flavescens (Agassiz, 1857) - Yellow Mud Turtle

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)