common snapping turtle

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Synonyms for common snapping turtle

large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water

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Adult survivorship and capture probability of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina).
A radio-telemetry and mark-recapture study of activity in the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina.
To pick up a common snapping turtle you need to keep in mind that the danger area is anything from the face, going in every direction, up to roughly 2/3 the length of the body.
Then again, now that the common snapping turtle has been designated our state reptile, perhaps this specimen was on its way to some official function
The turtle with the most pugnacious, don't-mess-with-me attitude is the common snapping turtle, which can weigh 60 pounds or more and prefers a good offense over defense.
Among aquatic turtles, body temperatures are strongly correlated with water temperature (Brattstrom, 1965; Punzo, 1975; Fitzgerald and Nelson, 2011), but Weathers and White (1971) found evidence of physiological control of heat transfer in several species of turtles, including the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina.
Obbard ME and Brooks RJ: A radio-telemetry and mark-recapture study of activity in the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpen Una.
With its hooked beak, ill temperament and quick reflexes, the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), sometimes called a "snapper," is anything but plodding and docile.
The red-eared slider has red markings on either side of its head that can look like ears, and the common snapping turtle is very large with a big head and a long, jagged tail.
One of the four firefighters on the scene guessed it was a loggerhead turtle, but Harrold did some Internet research and believes that it was a common snapping turtle - a species not typically found west of the Rocky Mountains.
Five species were captured (in order of abundance) including the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), the common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus), the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), and the spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera).
Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) eggs were collected in early June from Algonquin Park, Ontario, and incubated at 26 [degrees] C throughout development; at this temperature the turtles hatch in mid- to late August.
Habitat preferences of the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina (Reptilia, Testudines, Chelydridae).
For example the less cryptic nests of Common Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) suffer higher predation rates than the more cryptic nests of Painted Turtles {Chrysemys picta) (Wirsing et al, 2012).