Chelydra


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Noun1.Chelydra - snapping turtlesChelydra - snapping turtles      
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Chelydridae, family Chelydridae - snapping turtles
Chelydra serpentina, common snapping turtle, snapper - large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite
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Representatives of families Kinostemidae, Chelydridae, and Trionychidae were represented by one species each, with Sternotherus odoratus (35%), Chelydra ser-pentina (10%), and Apa lone spin ifera (1%) being collected, respectively.
Upon further evaluation, the turtle was identified as a juvenile Chelydra serpentina (common snapping turtle; 5.
All recaptures (in parentheses) occurred in the trap type of original capture Sampling method Species Common Visual Hoop Basking name nets traps Apalone Spiny 39 7 0 spinifera softshell Chelydra Snapping 14 39(4) 0 serpentine turtle Graptemys Northern 454 5(1) 25(4) geographica map turtle Trachemys Pond 686 40(3) 3 scripta slider Total 1193 91 28
Several researchers have studied the sequence of ossification of the bone elements of the skull of Testudines, including the species Chelydra serpentina (RIEPPEL, 1993), Apalone spinifera (SHEIL, 2003) and Macrochelys temminckii (SHEIL, 2005).
No other turtle species were caught or observed in Dargans' Pond although Kinosternon subrubrum, Chelydra serpentina, and Pseudemys concinna have been seen in the vicinity.
Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758), Eastern Snapping Turtle (I, II, III, IV)
To date the following species and capture numbers have been recorded: Chrysemys picta (18), Chrysemys scripta (1), Chelydra serpentina (12), Terrapene Carolina (16), and Trionyx spiniferus (7).
If it is truly a snapping turtle, species Chelydra serpentina, in the pond, then the animal is from North America, not Asia or Australia.
The remaining 5% consisted of Deirochelys r eticularia (Chicken turtles), Apalone spinifera (Spiny softshell turtles), Chelydra serpentina (Common snapping turtles), and Macroclemmys temminickii (Alligator snapping turtles).
of individuals+number of recaptures) were Chelydra serpentina (2+0),
Chelydra serpentina has the broadest geographic range of any North American chelonian (Iverson, 1992).
Sanganois Session 1 Session 2 Species Cage Net Cage Net Trachemys scripta 41 50 74 129 Apalone spinifera 1 13 0 13 Chrysemys picta 0 5 2 12 Chelydra serpentina 0 1 0 2 Sternotherus odoratus 0 4 1 2 Graptemys ouachitensis 0 0 0 0 Apalone mutica 0 0 0 0 Combined 42 73 77 158 New Salem Session 1 Session 2 Species Cage Net Cage Net Trachemys scripta 14 8 4 4 Apalone spinifera 1 0 2 3 Chrysemys picta 2 2 3 1 Chelydra serpentina 0 4 0 1 Sternotherus odoratus 0 0 0 0 Graptemys ouachitensis 0 1 0 0 Apalone mutica 0 0 0 2 Combined 17 15 9 11 Table 2.