Macrochelys temminckii

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Macrochelys temminckii

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Testudinoidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Stem: Parareptilia
Stem: Procolophonomorpha
Stem: Procolophonia
Stem: Pareiasauroidea
Stem: Pareiasauria

Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Chelydridae
Genus: Macrochelys
Species: Macrochelys temminckii

Name[edit]

Macrochelys temminckii (Troost, in Harlan, 1835:158)

Synonymy[edit]

  • Testudo planitia Gmelin 1789:1045 (nomen dubium, ICZN 1963)
  • Chelonura temminckii Troost in Harlan 1835:158 (nomen protectum, ICZN 1963)
    • Macrochelys floridanaHay 1907:847 (Late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean), USA ,Florida)
    • Macrochelys temminckii muscati Hoser 2013 (unavailable name)
    • Macrochelys maxhoseri Hoser 2013 (unavailable name)

Selected references[edit]

  • Bour, R. 1987: Type-specimen of the alligator snapper, Macroclemys temminckii (Harlan, 1835). Journal of herpetology, 21: 340-343. doi: 10.2307/1563980
  • Gmelin, J. F. 1789. Caroli a Linné, Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 13. Tom. I. Pars

III. Leipzig: G.E. Beer, Ed. 13, 1(3):1033–1516.

  • International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature [ICZN]. 1963. Opinion 660. Suppression under the plenary powers of seven specific names of turtles (Reptilia, Testudines). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 20:187–190.
  • Troost, G. 1835. (Chelonura temminckii). In: Harlan, R. Genera of North American Reptilia, and a synopsis of the species. In: Harlan, R. Medical and Physical Researches; or Original Memoirs in Medicine, Surgery, Physiology, Geology, Zoology, and Comparative Anatomy. Philadelphia: Bailey, 653 pp. (pp. 157–158).
  • Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B., and Bour, R.) 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(7):000.329–479reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Alligator Snapping Turtle
日本語: ワニガメ
ไทย: เต่าอัลลิเกเตอร์
中文: 大鱷龜