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Alligator snapping turtle/Macrochelys temminckii watch where you put your hands,  Alligator snapping turtle,Animal,Macrochelys temminckii,cold blooded,reptile,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

Alligator snapping turtle/Macrochelys temminckii

watch where you put your hands,

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  1. An adventurous shot, though I am having difficulty spotting both alligator and turtle. Is it only the turtle I see here? Posted 6 years ago
    1. Oh it's only one animal the alligator snapping turtle Posted 6 years ago

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The alligator snapping turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. It is often associated with, but not closely related to the common snapping turtle. They are the sole living member of the genus ''Macrochelys''--while common snappers are in the genus ''Chelydra''. The epithet ''temminckii'' is in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Scott Staley
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By Scott Staley

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Uploaded Nov 4, 2012. Captured Mar 8, 2012 10:08.
  • COOLPIX P80
  • f/4.5
  • 10/101s
  • ISO400
  • 39.8mm