Alligator Snapping Turtle
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alligator snapping turtle
Common Name Alligator Snapping Turtle
Scientific Name Macroclemys temminckii
Range South Eastern United States
Status Vulnerable due to loss of it's natural habitat.
Comments The Alligator Snapping Turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the world. It is easy to distinguish from the common Snapping Turtle by the three distinct rows of raised plates and spikes on it's carapace.

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Chelydridae
Genus: Macrochelys
Species: Macrochelys temminckii

last update 6/22/08
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