Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Report

Go to Print Version

Macrochelys apalachicolae  Thomas, Granatosky, Bourque, Krysko, Moler, Gamble, Suarez, Leone, Enge and Roman, 2014
Taxonomic Serial No.: 949760

(Download Help) Macrochelys apalachicolae TSN 949760

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Apalachicola Alligator Snapping Turtle [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               FamilyChelydridae Gray, 1831 – Snapping Turtles  
                                  GenusMacrochelys Gray, 1856 – Alligator Snapping Turtles  
                                     SpeciesMacrochelys apalachicolae Thomas, Granatosky, Bourque, Krysko, Moler, Gamble, Suarez, Leone, Enge and Roman, 2014 – Apalachicola Alligator Snapping Turtle  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas, Travis, Michael Granatosky, Jason Bourque, Kenneth Krysko, Paul Moler, Tony Gamble, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomic assessment of Alligator Snapping Turtles (Chelydridae: Macrochelys), with the description of two new species from the southeastern United States   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 3786, issue 2   
  Page(s): 141-165   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5334   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: original description, Apalachicola Alligator Snapping Turtle [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  






 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar