Chelydra serpentina Linnaeus 1758 (Common snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelydridae

Alternative combination: Testudo serpentina

Synonyms: Chelydra floridana Hay 1907, Chelydra laticarinata Hay 1916, Chelydra sculpta Hay 1916, Devisia mythodes Ogilby 1905, Macrochelys floridana Hay 1907

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Chelydra according to A. Pérez-García and F. Ortega 2011

See also Cope 1875, Hay 1902, Hay 1908, Hutchison 2008, Joyce 2016, Knauss et al. 2011, Linnaeus 1766, Loveridge and Shreve 1947, Pérez-García et al. 2008, Thomas et al. 2014 and van Dijk et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Chelydra acutirostris, Chelydra rossignonii

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (11: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Kansas, Nebraska)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Indiana)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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