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Chelydra serpentina Linnaeus 1758 (Common snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines

PaleoDB taxon number: 105357

Alternative combination: Testudo serpentina

Synonyms: Chelydra floridana Hay 1907 (no. 291356), Chelydra laticarinata Hay 1916 (no. 360966), Chelydra sculpta Hay 1916 (no. 360967), Devisia mythodes Ogilby 1905 (no. 105359), Macrochelys floridana Hay 1907 (no. 105404)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Chelydra according to A. Pérez-García and F. Ortega 2011

Sister taxa: Chelydra acutirostris, Chelydra rossignonii

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): carapace 320.9 x 352.8

Estimated body mass: 4.41 kg based on carapace length