Family Chelydridae, The Snapping Turtles

The family Chelydridae is represented by two genera and three species.  In Texas there are two types, the Eastern snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) and the Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii).

Eastern snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)


Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)