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Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Definition of the noun alligator snapping turtle

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noun

  1. large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States

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Google previewWhy Dogs Eat Poop, and Other Useless or Gross Information About the Animal Kingdom (2010)

by Francesca Gould, David Haviland

The alligator snapping turtle is a big, ferocious predator that can weigh as much as 220 pounds (100 kg). Its jaws are hooked and have a sharp cutting edge made of horn. It is so fierce that if you approach one on land, it may well attack you.

Google previewLake Columbia Regional Water Supply Reservoir Project (2010)

Environmental Impact Statement

Alligator snagging turtle — Status: State Threatened and Federally Not Listed The Alligator Snapping Turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in North America. Larger than the Common snapper, it possesses many similar characteristics, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the world; its languid movements allow green algae to grow on its shell. The gopher tortoise burrows underground along the southern coasts when temperatures become too high.

Google previewKentucky's Natural Heritage (2016)

An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity by Greg Abernathy, Deborah White, Ellis L. Laudermilk, Marc Evans

Kentucky's The alligator snapping turtle is a denizen of floodplain sloughs and large, slow-moving rivers in the western part of the state. Weighing in at up to 200 pounds, it is by far Kentucky's largest turtle. despite its size, little is known about ...

Google previewSoutheast Supply Header Project (2007)

Environmental Impact Statement

The alligator snapping turtle is a protected species in Alabama. lt is usually found traveling slowly on the bottom of rivers and tributaries with slow flow rates, but can also be found in brackish waters with aquatic vegetation. Only during nesting ...

Google previewFederal Correctional Complex, Jefferson County (1992)

Environmental Impact Statement

The alligator snapping turtle is a large, freshwater turtle typically found in large and small permanent bodies of freshwater. Waterbodies containing freshwater are located on the site and within the immediate area. The Bald Eagle and Arctic ...

Google previewGrand Parkway (State Highway 99) Segment E from Interstate Highway (IH) 10 to U. S. 290 (2007)

Environmental Impact Statement

The alligator snapping turtle is an inhabitant of deep rivers, lakes, and large streams with muddy bottoms (Garrett and Barker, 1987). Other habitats include oxbows, bayous, and even tidally influenced waters (Ernst, Lovich, and Barbour, 1994) ...

Google previewPort Arthur LNG Project (2006)

Environmental Impact Statement

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the world. Alligator snapping turtles inhabit deep waters of larger rivers, lakes, swamps, bayous, and canals. They can be found along the banks of these waterways, but they spend ...

Google previewKnoxville Zoo (2007)

by Sonya A. Haskins

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the United States and possibly the largest in the world. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has this turtle listed as a threatened ...

Google previewShoal Point Container Terminal, Texas City, Galveston County (2002)

Environmental Impact Statement

The alligator snapping turtle is an inhabitant of deep rivers, lakes, and large streams with muddy bottoms (Bartlett and Bartlett, 1999). According to Dixon ( 2000), this species has been recorded from Harris County, but not from Galveston or ...

Google previewEcology, Global Insights and Investigations (2016)

Biology, Ecology by CTI Reviews

Alligator snapping turtle: The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle 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 ...

Google previewMeramec Park Lake, Meramec River, Upper Mississippi River Basin (1973)

Environmental Impact Statement

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the United States, oc:asionally attaining weight of over 200 pounds. This species is a bottom dvelling form in large muddy or kurbid streams. Because of its habitat aid the turtle's ...

Google previewTurtles and Tortoises (1996)

Everything about Selection, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and Behavior by Richard D. Bartlett, Patricia Pope Bartlett

The alligator snapping turtle is a monotypic species (a single species as described — no subspecies) found in larger river systems and lakes and oxbows of the southeastern coastal plain and the Mississippi River drainages. lt is not only the ...

Google previewI See a Kookaburra! (2005)

Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

The alligator snapping turtle is a huge reptile, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

Kinosternon cannatus Alligator snapping turtle MacrocMys Kmmincki Bogged down The endangered bog turtle (Qemmys muhlenbergii) is endemic. Mexican grant musk turtle Stauroiypus triporcatus Big- headed turtle ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Tree squirrel - water spider (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The alligator snapping turtle from the southeast of the United States has a special knob on its tongue. The turtle lies on the bottom of a river with its mouth open and wriggles the knob. The latter acts as a lure for unsuspecting fish, which take it ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

Alligator snapping turtle Macrochelys temminckii(USA) Satyr tragopan Tragopan satyra (Nepal) Galapagos sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus (Ecuador) ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

alligator snapping turtle Vertebrate Zoology, a North American ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

alligator snapping turtle or alligator snapper n. A large freshwater turtle, Macrndemvs temmmcki of the south-central United States, with a hooked heak and rough carapace. aU-im-por-tant lol'lm-por'tnt! adi.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

snapper (also alligator snapping turtle) 7noun a large snapping turtle occurring in fresh water around the Gulf of Mexico. 3Macroclemys temminckii, family Chelydridae. all-important 7adjective vitally important; crucial: the town's all- important ...

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