They bite, they grow to huge sizes, they locate human corpses: the snapping turtles

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They bite, they grow to huge sizes, they locate human corpses: the snapping turtles, part I
Tetrapod Zoology ver 1
Published 10 February 2006
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Snapping turtles, part II: hyperexcitability, supercooling, and the inevitable recolonisation of Europe in the Anthropocene
Tetrapod Zoology ver 1
Published 11 February 2006
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Snapping turtles, part III: bite, lunge, lure and snap
Tetrapod Zoology ver 1
Published 18 May 2006
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They bite, they grow to huge sizes, they locate human corpses: the snapping turtles
Tetrapod Zoology Book One
Published 2010
Chapter 6
Pages 39–47

But it’s the sharing of my office with friend and colleague Sarah Fielding that has brought me into the surreal Gaffneyesque world of turtles more than before, and, oh, the adventures I’ve had…

Summary[edit]

Snapping turtles, difference between snappers and alligator snappers. Supposed subspecies and record breakers. Inconsistency in the generic of alligator snappers (Macroclemys/Macroclemmys/Macrochelys)

Mentioned species[edit]

  • American snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina
  • Alligator snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii
  • Asian giant softshells Pelochelys bibroni
  • Rafetus swinhoei