Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Kinosternidae

The american turtles usually referred to as mud turtles, or musk turtles are classified within the family Kinosternidae. These turtles tend to live in areas of stationary water, where they predate aquatic invertebrates. They spend a lot of time walking on the bottom, as they are poor swimmers.

Genera classified within this family:

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