Restraining and marking method for snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina
Brown GP and Brooks, RJ: Sexual and seasonal differences in activity in a northern population of snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina
Studies on skeleton formation in reptiles: patterns of ossification in the skeleton of Chelydra serpentina
Road mortality of snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina
, in central Ontario during their nesting period.
Acris crepitans Pseudacris clarki Reptilia Testudines Chelydra serpentina
3 1 2 43 Pseudemys texana 3 23 Sternothorus odoratus 1 2 Trachemys scripta 2 2 66 Trionyx spp.
Ontogenetic changes in habitat use by juvenile turtles, Chelydra serpentina
and Chrysema picta.
from the Late Archaic assemblage.
avivoca Viosca, bird-voiced treefrog CLASS REPTILIA Order Testudines (turtles) Family Chelydridae (snapping turtles) Chelydra serpentina
Linnaeus, I common snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii SW (Troost), alligator snapping turtle Family Kinosternidae (musk and mud turtles) Kinosternon subrubrum NW, SW (Lacepede), eastern mud turtle) Sternotherus odoratus I (Latreille), common musk turtle Family Emydidae (box and water turtles) Chrysemys picts (Schneider), I painted turtle Clemmsys guttata (Schneider), N spotted turtle Emydoidea blandingii N (Holbrook), Blanding's turtle Graptemys geographica I (LeSueur), map turtle G.
Daily and seasonal activity patterns of common snapping turtles Chelydra serpentina
were investigated from June to September 2001 at Sinking Pond, Coffee County, Tennessee, using radio-telemetry techniques.
56 Turtles Terrapene carolina 02 03 02 04 11 Trachemys scripta 09 06 -- -- 15 Graptemys pseudogeographica 01 -- -- -- 01 Chelydra serpentina
02 -- -- -- 02 Macroclemys temminckii 01 -- -- -- 01 No.
Shorter-term freezing survival of up to several hours has been documented in hatchlings of other species of turtles including Trachemys scripta (red-eared slider), Graptemys geographica (common map turtle), and Chelydra serpentina
(common snapping turtle).
I observed previously unrecorded species each year: six in 2002 (Rana areolata, Chelydra serpentina
, Agkistrodon piscivorus, Farancia abacura, Lampropeltis getula, Nerodia rhombifer), two in 2003 (Pseudemys concinna, Elaphe obsoleta), and five in 2004 (Siren intermedia, Kinosternon subrubrum, Sternotherus odoratus, Terrapene carolina, Eumeces fasciatus).
This leech is commonly reported to blood-feed on Chelydra serpentina
and Chrysemys picta turtles (Sawyer 1972, 1986; Amin 1981), which may represent the preferred hosts for this leech.
Key words: Turtle communities, trap bias, melanism, Trachemys scripta, Chrysemys picta, Chelydra serpentina
, Sternotherus odoratus
Remains of the cold-tolerant turtles, Chelydra serpentina
and Chrysemys picta, have been found in association with mastodon bones in southeastern Michigan and east-central Indiana (Holman & Andrews 1994) at sites dated to 13,000-11,000 years before present (ybp).