EMYSystem Species Page: Macroclemys temminckii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Macroclemys (Alligator Snapping Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Macroclemys temminckii (Alligator Snapping Turtle)
range of species Macroclemys temminckii
approximate range
Original Description Harlan 1835 : 158
Type Locality tributary stream of the Mississippi, which enters the river above Memphis, in west Tennessee[USA]; restricted to the Wolf River, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA by Bour (1987:343).
Original name Chelonura temminckii
Common name Alligator Snapping Turtle
Distribution Gulf of Mexico drainages from the Suwannee River in Florida to the San Antonio River in Texas and north to southern Illinois, USA
Subspecies None
Comments Reviewed by Pritchard (1989).
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