mud turtle definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous small turtles for the genus Kinosternon, having hinged lobes regarding ventral the main layer and found in slow-moving fresh waters throughout the west Hemisphere.
    • anybody of various types of fresh-water tortoises regarding the united states of america.
    • A name given in the United States to various turtles which live in the mud or muddy water, as species of Trionychidæ and Emydidæ.
    • bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of united states and Central The united states

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