5 Most strange and beautiful turtles

2- Alligator snapping turtle

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The alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is one of the heaviest freshwater turtles in the world. It is often associated with, but not closely related to, the common snapping turtle, which is in the genus Chelydra. The specific epithettemminckii is in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

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