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Code Number:    ARTV02P04_05

Title: Alligator Snapping Turtle, (Macrochelys temminckii), Chelydridae, Macrochelys

Notes: This is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world and is in fact the largest s:"freshwater" s:"turtle" in North America. It is a larger relative of the common snapping turtle. It ranges primarily in southern U.S. waters. They wiggle their bright pink toungue to attract fish. They have powerful jaws that can crush through even bony scales.

Diet: s:"Molluscs", s:"Fish", s:"Amphibians", s:"Water Birds"

Kingdom: s:"Animalia"
Phylum: s:"Chordata"
Class: s:"Reptilia"
Order: s:"Testudines"
Family: s:"Chelydridae"
Genus: s:"Macrochelys"
Gray, 1856

Species: s:"Macrochelys temminckii"

(Troost, 1835)

Alligator Snapping Turtle, (Macrochelys temminckii), Freshwater
Testudines, Animals, Reptiles, Reptilia, Herpetiles, invertebrates, ectothermic reptiles, Fauna, exoskeleton, chelonian

Photographer: Wernher Krutein


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