Macrochelys stricta Matthew 1924 (alligator snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelydridae

Alternative combination: Chelydrops stricta

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1924. Third contribution to the Snake Creek Fauna. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 50:59-210

Belongs to Macrochelys according to W. G. Joyce 2016

See also Hutchison 2008

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

Type specimen: AMNH 6297, a partial skull. Its type locality is East Surface Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Olcott Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution: found only at East Surface Quarry

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