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Alligator Snapping Turtles At Risk
2014-04-14 10:52:18

A new study published in the journal Zootaxa reveals that the alligator snapping turtle is actually three different species – not one as previously thought.

2014-03-22 23:01:23

Newport Aquarium’s newest exhibit Turtle Canyon opened to the public at 10 a.m.

2014-02-18 23:02:16

Newport Aquarium announced Tuesday, Feb.

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2011-02-02 22:13:59

The Year of the Turtle campaign is working to save these animals.


Latest Alligator Snapping Turtle Reference Libraries

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2005-06-14 12:43:45

The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) is a larger yet less aggressive relative of the common snapping turtle. It is characterized by a large, heavy head and a thick tail with a dorsal ridge of large scales which gives it a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs. The inside of the turtle's mouth is camouflaged and it possesses a vermiform appendage on the tip of its tongue with which it lures fish. Like the common snapping turtle, the alligator...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.