Kinosternon flavescens(Agassiz, 1857)
Yellow Mud Turtle

Author: Robbie Robinson

Editors: Stephen J. Enders, Anthony Pierlioni, Chris Leone, Andrew S. Weber, Ben Forrest, and Andrew Hermes


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