First report of Terrapene mexicana (Testudines: Emydidae) from the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Daniel B. Wylie, Christoph I. Grunwald

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The Mexican Box Turtle, Terrapene mexicana, is one of five species in its genus found in Mexico (Legler and Vogt, 2013). This species has been recorded in the coastal plain and associated piedmont (Huasteca) of the Atlantic ver-sant of the country, in the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, and Veracruz, and has been hypothesized to occur in adjacent Nuevo León (Legler and Vogt, 2013). A recent review of the herpetofauna of Nuevo León (Névarez-de los Reyes et al., 2016) did not include T. mexicana in the list of species in the state. Herein we report a specimen of T. mexicana from Nuevo León, and provide comments on the distribution of this species in northeastern Mexico.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486--487
JournalMesoamerican Herpetology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017



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