Definition of Alligator snapping turtle
1. Noun. Large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States.
Generic synonyms: Snapping Turtle
Group relationships: Genus Macroclemys, Macroclemys
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Literary usage of Alligator snapping turtle
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1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"A species found only in the streams of the Southern states is the huge alligator snapping turtle, averaging over a hundred pounds in weight. ..."
2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"... is a native of Mexico and Guatemala, differing only slightly from C. serpentina. The alligator snapping-turtle, ..."
3. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"... freshwater species are far more vicious and aggressive; these include the alligator snapping turtle and common snapping turtle of American fresh waters. ..."
4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"60 A Record of the alligator snapping turtle, Macroclemys temmincki (Testudines: Chelydridae), in Kansas ROBERT F. CLARKE Division of Biological Sciences, ..."