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alligator snapping turtle

n.
A large freshwater snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) of the south-central United States, having a rough carapace and powerful hooked jaws. Also called alligator snapper.

snap′ping tur`tle


n.
either of two large freshwater American turtles of the family Chelydridae, having a massive nonretracting head and powerful jaws: Chelydra serpentina, of warm muddy shallows, and the larger Macroclemys temmincki (alligator snapping turtle), of rivers and lakes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alligator snapping turtle - large species having three ridges on its backalligator snapping turtle - large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States
snapping turtle - large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws
genus Macroclemys, Macroclemys - includes the alligator snapping turtle
Translations
tortue-alligator
References in periodicals archive ?
2009) donde reportan parasitemias inferiores en Macrochelys temminckii.
A new Haemogregarina species of the alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii Testudines: Chelydridae) in Georgia and Florida that produces macromeronts in circulating erythrocytes.
Little information exists on nest-site selection in Macrochelys temminckii compared to many other species of turtles, and no studies have investigated reproductive behavior of recently relocated individuals.
Survey for Macrochelys temminckii in southern Illinois: implications for recovery actions.
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).
We used mark-recapture and radiotelemetry to monitor non-native juvenile Alligator Snapping Turtles, Macrochelys temminckii, following release at the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area, Fayette County, Tennessee.
Macrochelys temminckii is a large turtle with a historic range restricted to eastern drainages of the Gulf of Mexico (Ernst and Lovich, 2009).
scripta in the same trap at the same time; however, we never captured Macrochelys temminckii and Chelydra serpentina in the same trap at the same time.
Population structure of the alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii, on the western edge of its distribution.
Macrochelys temminckii Other turtles including Graptemys flavimaculata, Pseudemys, Trachemys, Sternotherus, Macrochelys, and Apalone.