Macrochelys temminckii Troost 1835 (Alligator snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelydridae

Alternative combinations: Macroclemys temmincki, Macroclemys temminckii

Belongs to Macrochelys according to T. M. Thomas et al. 2014

See also Clarke 1981, Knauss et al. 2011, van Dijk et al. 2014 and Whetstone 1978

Sister taxa: Macrochelys apalachicolae, Macrochelys auffenbergi, Macrochelys schmidti, Macrochelys stricta, Macrochelys suwanniensis

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (4: Florida, Mississippi collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida, Kansas)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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