Definition of Kinosternidae
1. Noun. Mud turtles; musk turtles.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Chelonia, Order Chelonia, Order Testudinata, Order Testudines, Testudinata, Testudines
Member holonyms: Genus Kinosternon, Kinosternon, Genus Sternotherus, Sternotherus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kinosternidae
Literary usage of Kinosternidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of by Albert E. Sanders (1998)
"The present specimens exhibit the primitive features of the Kinosternidae and are the oldest specimens yet to show unequivocal features of the family. ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1909)
"There are seven species of turtles, representing four families as follows: Trionychidae i species. Kinosternidae I species. Chelydridae i " Emydidae 4 Only ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"... or with the Kinosternidae. During the past summer the American Museum expedition to the Bridger basin obtained at Henry's Fork a nearly complete ..."
4. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"Kinosternidae (ki' no ster' ni dee). A family of turtles. Labial palp (la' bi al palp'). One of two pairs of flattened organs beside the mouth of mussels. ..."