AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST AND KEY TO THE REPTILES OF MEXICO by H. & E. Taylor Smith

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26-27 (a name proposed for the preceding specimen of Bocourt; type locality. Vera Paz, Guatemala, here restricted to Alta Verapaz; type presumably in Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia). —Presumably in the Berlin Mus. Deppe —Rio Alvarado, Veracruz. Range. — Atlantic slopes from Veracruz to Guatemala and British Type. Type collector. ; locality. Honduras (recorded in Mexico only from the states of Veracruz and Tabasco) STAUROTYPUS SALVINII Gray Staurotypus salvinii Gray, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1864, p.

17, 1934, pp. 1-44, figs. Ditmars, 1-41. — — — Type. e\m== Terrapene Carolina (Linnaeus). Range. North America east of the Rocky Mountains and Arizona, south to Yucatdn and Nayarit. Species. Eleven species and subspecies are recognized at present, six in Mexico. KEY TO MEXICAN SPECIES OF TERRAPENE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Plastron with a conspicuous and well-defined pattern of yellow lines on a dark background (or dark lines on a yellow background) ornata (p. 5-2 mm. in diameter, separated from each other by an average distance of 4 mm.

Of central Americas, four in Mexico. KEY TO MEXICAN SPECIES OF GEOEMYDA 1. 2. 3. Bridge yellow areolata (p. rubida (p. 30) Upper jaw notched; plastron yellow, with a broad dark median stripe 3 Carapace almost uniform brown, without distinct markings, its entire border strongly bowed, nowhere straight; sides of head in front of eye with usually pulcherrima incisa (p. 30) 2, sometimes 3, bright horizontal lines Carapace olive-brown, with bright, yellow-red concentric or hieroglyphic pattern of lines on each scale; young with dark, light-centered spots on costals; only lateral border of carapace strongly bowed; sides of head in front of eye always with 3 lines pulcherrima pulcherrima (p.

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