EMYSystem Genus Page: Chelydra
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Chelydra (Common Snapping Turtles)
range of genus Chelydra
approximate range
C. serpentina
Original Description Schweigger 1812 : 292
Common name Common Snapping Turtles
Distribution Southern Canada through the eastern USA, Mexico, and Central America to Ecuador
Comments Reviewed by Medem (1977), Smith and Smith (1979), and Ernst et al. (1988).
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