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Cora Mud Turtle (Kinosternon cora)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 220529355

Ecological Observations of Cora Mud Turtle (Kinosternon cora) in Nayarit and Sinaloa, Mexico

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220529355) - Cora Mud Turtle - Awarded $5,000 on October 06, 2022

The coastal plain of western Mexico currently stands out as the greatest diversity of freshwater turtles in the country. However, for most members of the kinosternidae family, basic ecological data are still lacking. A good example of this situation is Kinosternon cora, which was only described in 2020 and is only known by its original description of type locality.

Our goal is to conduct studies of its distribution, habitat use and population abundance to assess its vulnerability to human activities, and propose the appropriate category of conservation status by IUCN and NOM-O59-SEMARNAT of Mexico, and develop conservation strategies for the species.

Project 220529355 location - Mexico, North America