Chelydra serpentina


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Noun1.Chelydra serpentina - large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near waterChelydra serpentina - large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite
snapping turtle - large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws
Chelydra, genus Chelydra - snapping turtles
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A radio-telemetry and mark-recapture study of activity in the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina.
The snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, is one of the most broadly distributed chelonians in the world; they occur from southeastern Canada westward to Alberta and throughout the eastern half of the United States and into Central America.
Upon further evaluation, the turtle was identified as a juvenile Chelydra serpentina (common snapping turtle; 5.
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).
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),
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.
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.