Kinosternidae

Class Reptilia Order Testudines Suborder Cryptodira Family Kinosternidae

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Small- to medium-sized turtles with a reduced or hinged plastron that are capable of producing a foul-smelling musk

Size

Number of genera, species

4 genera; 25 species

Habitat

Freshwater ponds, rivers, or marshes

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 4 species

Distribution

North and South America

Distribution

North and South America

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