Florida Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina osceola

Description

The Florida Snapping Turtle is very similar to the Eastern Snapping Turtle, the major difference being the presence of long, pointed tubercles on the upper portion of the neck. The Florida Snapping Turtle averages smaller than the Eastern Snapping Turtle.[1]

Range

Entire Florida peninsula and into a small portion of southern Georgia.

References

  1. Conant, R and J. T. Collins. 1998. Reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.

Classification

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