Macrochelys apalachicolae Thomas et al. 2014 (Apalachicola alligator snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelydridae

Full reference: T. M. Thomas, M. C. Granatosky, J. R. Bourque, K. L. Krysko, P. E. Moler, T. Gamble, E. Suarez, E. Leone, K. M. Enge and J. Roman. 2014. Taxonomic assessment of alligator snapping turtles (Chelydridae: Macrochelys), with the description of two new species from the southeastern United States. Zootaxa 3786(2):141-165

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

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

Type specimen: UF 3998, a partial skeleton

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Macrochelys apalachicolae in the database

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