Alligator snapping turtle

a large american snapping turtle, macroclemys temmincki, having three prominent ridges on its sh-ll 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-sh-lled turtles (family trionychidae) robert g. webb

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