About this object

Characterized by a large, heavy head, and a long, thick shell with three dorsal ridges of large scales (osteoderms) giving it a primitive appearance. They are a solid grey, brown, black, or olive-green in colour, and often covered with algae. They have radiating yellowpatterns around the eyes.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    6.6.78.7
  • Scientific name
    Macroclemys temminckii (Troost in Holbnrook, 1836)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA TESTUDINES CHELYDRIDAE
  • Common name
    Alligator Snapping Turtle
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Americas: Northern America: United States of America [USA]: Mississippi
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Purchased from Capt. Swan, 6.6.1878
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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