Overview

Distribution

endemic to a single state or province

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Apalone spinifera guadalupensis
Catalog Number: USNM 78515
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Sex/Stage: ; Juvenile
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1905
Locality: Coleto Creek, Victoria, Texas, United States, North America
  • Paratype: Webb, R. G. 1962. Univ. Kansas Publ., Mus. Nat. Hist. 13 (10): 517, plates 41-42.
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Paratype for Apalone spinifera guadalupensis
Catalog Number: USNM 78516
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Sex/Stage: ; Juvenile
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1905
Locality: Coleto Creek, Victoria, Texas, United States, North America
  • Paratype: Webb, R. G. 1962. Univ. Kansas Publ., Mus. Nat. Hist. 13 (10): 517, plates 41-42.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

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United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: T4 - Apparently Secure

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Wikipedia

Guadalupe spiny softshell turtle

The Guadalupe spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera guadalupensis) is a subspecies of soft-shelled turtle native to the United States, in the state of Texas. Their range is limited only to the Nueces and Guadalupe rivers, and their immediate tributaries.

References

  1. ^ Fritz 2007, pp. 306–310
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