0316) Southeastern Naturalist , saying it happened in a tributary of the Mississippi River called Clear Creek, in roughly the same area where the last few alligator snapping turtles were found a long time ago.
However, since no wild alligator snapping turtles have been found in Illinois since 1984, reintroduction efforts make sense.
For example, alligator snapping turtles have been found to use streams with abundant physical structure, a high percentage of overhead canopy cover, and low bank gradients (Hartel et al.
We also predicted that alligator snapping turtles would not be encountered in the same regional areas, defined here as watersheds, as the eastern snapping turtle.
Three authors (RDB, DAW, JAK) captured alligator snapping turtles successfully in Louisiana using methods employed in Illinois, and the fourth was trained by Dr.
We solicited observations of alligator snapping turtles in two of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' most widely disseminated publications.
FACTFILE Alligator snapping turtles can live between 50 and 80 years.
An alligator snapping turtle measuring 2ft and weighing a whopping 57lbs has been netted by anglers.
Both common and alligator snapping turtles
were once trapped extensively for the commercial turtle soup market, which caused serious declines of both species in some areas.
Population structure and reproduction of alligator snapping turtles, Macrochelys temminckii, at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Nesting ecology of the alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) along the lower Apalachicola River, Florida.
Reproduction and growth in the alligator snapping turtle
, Macroclemys temminckii (Troost).
1,200 adult and subadult alligator snapping turtles
from a business that provided hatchlings to the pet trade.
Captive propagation began in 2000 with 15 adults at Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery in southeastern Oklahoma, and 33 individuals from a confiscated group of alligator snapping turtles
were added in 2007.
There is no information about the ability of such larvae to enter hard-expansible eggs, such as those of alligator snapping turtles
(Macrochelys temminckii; Ewert, 1979).