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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Contributor: Jeff Chandler

Common Name: Alligator Snapping Turtle
Scientific Name: Macrochelys temminckii
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Vertebrates - Turtles
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Craniata
Class: Chelonia
Order: Cryptodeira
Family: Chelydridae
Genus: Macrochelys
Genus Size: A - Monotypic genus

Contributor Comments: I completed this assignment and liked the presentation. I own a common snapping turtle and was surprised to find its relative(alligator snapping turtle) on the endangered list. Good job.


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