South American snapping turtle

South American snapping turtle

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Chelydra acutirostris

The South American snapping turtle is a species of turtle in the family Chelydridae. This species, which is endemic to Central and northwestern South America, was previously considered a subspecies of Chelydra serpentina. Its restricted range in South America reflects its recent arrival there as part of the Great American Interchange.

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References

1. South American snapping turtle Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_American_snapping_turtle

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