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Apalachicola Snapping Turtle
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Apalachicola Snapping Turtle shell
Information
Range Apalachicola River, Florida
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Chelydridae
Genus Macrochelys
Species Macrochelys apalachicolae

The Apalachicola snapping turtle, (Macrochelys apalachicolae), is a new species of snapping turtle that lives in the Apalachicola River, Florida. It was previously believed to be part of the Alligator snapping turtle.

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