Chelydridae


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Related to Chelydridae: snapping turtle, common snapping turtle
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Noun1.Chelydridae - snapping turtles
reptile family - a family of reptiles
snapping turtle - large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws
Chelydra, genus Chelydra - snapping turtles
genus Macroclemys, Macroclemys - includes the alligator snapping turtle
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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.
avivoca Viosca, bird-voiced treefrog CLASS REPTILIA Order Testudines (turtles) Family Chelydridae (snapping turtles) Chelydra serpentina Linnaeus, I common snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii SW (Troost), alligator snapping turtle Family Kinosternidae (musk and mud turtles) Kinosternon subrubrum NW, SW (Lacepede), eastern mud turtle) Sternotherus odoratus I (Latreille), common musk turtle Family Emydidae (box and water turtles) Chrysemys picts (Schneider), I painted turtle Clemmsys guttata (Schneider), N spotted turtle Emydoidea blandingii N (Holbrook), Blanding's turtle Graptemys geographica I (LeSueur), map turtle G.
In Chelydridae, the epiplastron also is reduced to a lanceolate form, joining the epiplastra in a tongue-in-groove articulation; the epiplastra themselves are reduced to flat, elongate, and weakly crescentic bones.