Home - Taxonomy - Geography - Biodiversity - Literature - Purchase RepFocus Recent updates

© Rune Midtgaard


Taxonomy of the family Chelydridae
Bibliography of the genus Macrochelys
Biodiversity of the family Chelydridae




Genus
Macrochelys

Alligator Snapping Turtles

Geierschildkröten

Alligatorskildpadder

1856 Macrochelys Gray (type species: Chelonura temminckii Troost 1835)
1856 Macroclemys Gray (type species: Chelonura temminckii Troost 1835; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1857 Gypochelys Agassiz (type species: Chelonura temminckii Troost 1835; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 2 species.
Distribution: USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas).

Macrochelys suwanniensis

Suwannee Alligator Snapping Turtle

Suwannee-Geierschildkröte*

Suwannee-alligatorskildpadde*

2014 Macrochelys suwanniensis Thomas, Granatosky, Bourque, Krysko, Moler, Gamble, Suarez, Leone & Ramon

Distribution: USA (Florida, Georgia).


Macrochelys temminckii

Western Alligator Snapping Turtle

Westliche Geierschildkröte*

Vestlig Alligatorskildpadde*

1789 Testudo planitia Gmelin in Linnaeus [nomen suppressum & rejectum] (ICZN 1963: Opinion 660)
Hydraspis planitia Fitzinger 1835
1835 Chelonura temminckii Troost
Emysaurus temminckii Duméril & Bibron in Duméril & Duméril 1851
Macrochelys temminckii Gray 1856
Macroclemys temminckii Gray 1856
2014 Macrochelys apalachicolae Thomas, Granatosky, Bourque, Krysko, Moler, Gamble, Suarez, Leone & Ramon (Folt & Guyer 2015)

Other common names:
apalachicolae: Apalachicola Alligator Snapping Turtle
Remarks: Previously included the populations now assigned to suwanniensis.
Introduced to: Taiwan.
Distribution: USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas).