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Apalone spinifera atra  (Webb and Legler, 1960)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 949917

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Trionyx ater Webb and Legler, 1960
    Apalone spinifera ater (Webb and Legler, 1960)
    Apalone ater (Webb and Legler, 1960)
  Common Name(s): Black Spiny Softshell Turtle [English]
    Cuatro Cienegas Softshell [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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 atra (Webb and Legler, 1960) – Black Spiny Softshell Turtle, Cuatro Cienegas Softshell  

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  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   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at   
  Reference for: Apalone spinifera atra, Black Spiny Softshell Turtle [English], Cuatro Cienegas Softshell [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Mexico, Native  



  Comment: IUCN: Critically Endangered A1ace+2c (1996), originally listed as Apalone ater. CITES: Appendix I  



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