Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is just one of the largest freshwater turtles worldwide. It is a larger family member of the common breaking turtle. Alligator breaking turtles are the largest freshwater turtles.

They weigh in between 155 and 175 pounds (70 to 80 kg). They are defined by 3 big, pronounced ridges, or keels, that range from the front to the rear of the shell.

With powerful jaws and a big head, they are unique among snapping turtles for having eyes on the side of the head. The alligator breaking turtle looks really primitive and also has been called the dinosaur of the turtle globe.

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