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Suwannee Snapping Turtle
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Suwannee Snapping Turtle shell
Range Suwannee River, southern Georgia and northern Florida
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Chelydridae
Genus Macrochelys
Species Macrochelys suwanniensis

The Suwannee snapping turtle, (Macrochelys suwanniensis), is a new species of snapping turtle that lives in the Suwannee River, southern Georgia and northern Florida. It was previously believed to be part of the Alligator snapping turtle.