Alligator snapping turtle



a large American snapping turtle, Macroclemys temmincki, having three prominent ridges on its shell and a wormlike process on the floor of the mouth used to attract prey.
Historical Examples

The alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys) is probably the most aquatic fresh-water turtle in the United States.
North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles (Family Trionychidae) Robert G. Webb

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