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Macrochelys temminckii Troost 1835 (Alligator snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Chelydridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 172868

Alternative combinations: Macroclemys temmincki, Macroclemys temminckii

Belongs to Macrochelys according to T. M. Thomas et al. 2014

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

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Average measurements (in mm): carapace 463.5 x 378.6

Estimated body mass: 12.1 kg based on carapace length