Macrochelys auffenbergi Dobie 1968 (Auffenberg's snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelydridae

Alternative combination: Macroclemys auffenbergi

Full reference: J. L. Dobie. 1968. A new turtle species of the genus Macroclemys (Chelydridae) from the Florida Pliocene. Tulane studies in Zoology and Botany 15(2):59-63

Belongs to Macrochelys according to W. G. Joyce 2016

See also Hutchison 2008, Thomas et al. 2014 and Whetstone 1978

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

Type specimen: UF 10992, a partial skeleton (associated carapace, plastron, skull, cervical vertebrae, and limb bones). Its type locality is McGehee Farm, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution: found only at McGehee Farm

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