Kinosternon subrubrum (Lacépède) – Eastern Mud Turtle
Kinosternon (Lacépède) – Eastern Mud Turtle

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     Exact locality, based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid
     Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Approximate locality based on literature record believed valid
     County record only, based on specimens or photographs examined
     County record only, based on literature report believed valid
     Type locality
?      Questionable and/or problematic record

Taxonomy: Three subspecies of Kinosternon subrubrum are recognized: K. s. hippocrepis (Mississipppi Mud Turtle), K. s. steindachneri (Florida Mud Turtle), and K. s. subrubrum (Eastern Mud Turtle) (Iverson et al. 2012).  Populations in Tennessee belong to the subspecies K. s. subrubrum, except in a narrow geographic corridor along the Mississippi River where K. s. subrubrum and K. s. hippocrepis may intergrade (Conant and Collins 1998). 

Distribution: Scattered records exist from Hamilton and Rhea counties westward to the Mississippi River.  Current knowledge indicates the species may be absent in upper Cumberland and Tennessee River drainages. 

Museum Records by Counties: CheathamAPSU 5951.  ChesterAPSU 19486.  CoffeeUMMZ 155161.   DicksonAPSU 4378, 4468.  FayetteAPSU 12688.  GibsonAPSU 3332.  HamiltonUTKVZC 4685.  HardemanAPSU 16947, 17162, 17341; UMMZ 98574.  HendersonFLMNH 2827.  HenryUMMZ 53517.  LakeMoSU R781, R786; CMNH 87745, 89832-89834, 89842-89844, 89926, 89927, 96081-96085.  MarshallAPSU 19222.  MontgomeryAPSU 2099, 16551, 18024.  ObionAPSU 11995, 16554; CMNH 129876, 129877; UMMZ 84422, 102907. PutnamTTU 161.  RobertsonAPSU 2892, 4377.  ShelbyAPSU 11943, 11998, 12601, 12689-12692, 12903, 17344; UMMZ 99244.  StewartAPSU 4963, 5454, 6000; UL 2781.  WeakleyAPSU 16572, 16573. 

Literature Sources by Counties: CannonMiller and Miller (2011b).  ChesterButterfield et al. (2014).  CoffeeMiller et al. (2005).  DavidsonGibson (1980).  FayetteReam (2008).  FranklinCampbell (2013).  GibsonMiller (1995a). HardemanNorton (1971), Norton and Harvey (1975).  HardinJacob (1981).  HaywoodStanley (2005).  HenryBlanchard (1922).  LakeGlorioso and Niemiller (2006) MarshallMoss (2012).  MontgomeryScott and Snyder (1968).  ObionRhoads (1895), Parker (1937a, 1948).  RheaDunn (1920).  RoaneSteen et al. (2012).  RutherfordEdney (1949), Limsuwan and Dunn (1977, 1978), Cooper and Sharp (1982), Varner (1995), Lamb (1996, 2001).  ShelbyParker (1939, 1948), Justis (2006)StewartRozelle (1999). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None. 

Conservation Status: None.

Posted: 17 December 2008

Latest Revision: 21 October 2014


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