Chelydra floridana (Hay, 1907)
Giant Florida snapping turtle
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Macrochelys floridana Hay, 1907:847
Last record: Late Pleistocene
Original scientific description:
Hay, O. P. (1907). Description of seven new species of turtles from the Tertiary of the United States. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 23: 847-863.
Thomas, T. M. (2014). Taxonomic assessment of Alligator Snapping Turtles (Chelydridae: Macrochelys), with the description of two new species from the southeastern United States. Zootaxa 3786(2): 141-165.
Turtle Extinctions Working Group et al. (2015). Turtles and Tortoises of the World During the Rise and Global Spread of Humanity: First Checklist and Review of Extinct Pleistocene and Holocene Chelonians. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5: 1-66.