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Apalone spinifera spinifera  (Le Sueur, 1827)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 208693

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Apalone spinifera hartwegi (Conant and Goin, 1948)
 
    Trionyx ferox hartwegi (Conant and Goin, 1948)
 
    Amyda ferox hartwegi Conant and Goin, 1948
 
    Apalone hudsonica Rafinesque, 1832
 
    Trionyx annulifer Wied-Neuwied, 1839
 
    Tyrse argus Gray, 1844
 
    Aspidonectes nuchalis Agassiz, 1857
 
    Gymnopus olivaceus Wied-Neuwied, 1865
 
    Amyda spinifera hartwegi Conant and Goin, 1948
 
  Common Name(s): Northern Spiny Softshell Turtle [English]
 
    Eastern Spiny Softshell [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyTrionychoidea Gray, 1825  
                                  FamilyTrionychidae Gray, 1825 – Softshell Turtles  
                                     SubfamilyTrionychinae Gray, 1825  
                                        GenusApalone Rafinesque, 1832 – North American Softshell Turtles, North American Softshells  
                                           SpeciesApalone spinifera (Le Sueur, 1827) – Spiny Softshell, tortue-molle à épines, Tortuga-casco suave espinosa, Spiny Softshell Turtle  
                                              SubspeciesApalone spinifera spinifera (Le Sueur, 1827) – Northern Spiny Softshell Turtle, Eastern Spiny Softshell  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Apalone spinifera spinifera    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Apalone spinifera spinifera   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, Jonathan A. Campbell, Kevin de Queiroz, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding, Seventh Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 39   
  Page(s): 1-92   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: Shoreview, Minnesota, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780916984854   
  Notes: Available free as a PDF at http://ssarherps.org/pages/HerpCommNames.php   
  Reference for: Apalone spinifera spinifera, Eastern Spiny Softshell [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Iverson, John B.  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World   
  Page(s): xiii + 363   
  Publisher: Privately Printed   
  Publication Place: Richmond, Indiana   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9617431-0-5   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Apalone spinifera spinifera   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/   
  Reference for: Apalone spinifera spinifera, Northern Spiny Softshell Turtle [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
 

 

   

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