Specimen Information

Macrochelys temminckii
Macrochelys temminckii
(Alligator Snapping Turtle)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1651124
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusMacrochelys
Speciestemminckii
Common NameAlligator Snapping Turtle
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityPond in a residential area, Fairfax County, VA.
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month6
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:34418
Author:Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
Date:2020
Title:
Reference 2
Ref. Number:34428
Author:Larthridge, R.
Date:2020
Title:This is Lord Fairfax, a huge turtle found lumbering through a Virginia neighborhood
Publisher:CNN.com
CommentsRehomed to The Virginia Zoo, Norfolk, VA. Named "Lord Fairfax."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size65 pounds


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/9/2020].

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