Macrochelys Gray 1856 (alligator snapping turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panchelydridae

Alternative spelling: Macroclemys

Parent taxon: Chelydridae according to W. G. Joyce 2016

See also Anquetin et al. 2009, Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Cope 1884, Frank and Ramus 1996, Hay 1908, Knauss et al. 2011, Quenstedt 1882, Thomas et al. 2014, van Dijk et al. 2014 and Whetstone 1978

Sister taxa: Broilia, Broilia robusta, Chelydra, Chelydra argillarum, Chelydra strausi, Chelydrinae, Chelydrops, Chelydropsinae, Chelydropsis minax, Emys sansaniensis, Emysaurus, Emysaurus meilheuratiae, Hydraspis oeningensis, Leptochelys, Leptochelys braneti, Planiplastron, Protochelydrinae, Testudo grandis

Subtaxa: Macrochelys apalachicolae Macrochelys auffenbergi Macrochelys schmidti Macrochelys stricta Macrochelys suwanniensis Macrochelys temminckii

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore


• Quaternary of United States (7: Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina collections)

• Blancan of United States (5: Florida, Kansas)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Germany (1), United States (6: Florida, Nebraska)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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